Cash and chemicals: Banana boom a blessing and a curse

A woman waits to deliver her harvest at a packing line at a banana plantation operated by a Chinese company in the province of Bokeo in Laos
A woman waits to deliver her harvest in a packing line at a banana plantation operated by a Chinese company in the province of Bokeo in Laos
A worker pushes bananas along a packing line at a banana plantation operated by a Chinese company in the province of Bokeo in Laos
A worker walks through a banana plantation operated by a Chinese company in the province of Bokeo in Laos
A worker pauses while harvesting bananas at a banana plantation operated by a Chinese company in the province of Bokeo in Laos
A banana plantation worker cries as he sits inside his shack during a day off
The daughter of a banana plantation worker swings outside her home at a plantation operated by a Chinese company
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