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Morocco's 'Liquid Gold' Enriches Berber Women

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November 13, 2012
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In a poor but fertile corner of southern Morocco, illiterate Berber women are tapping the surge in global demand for argan oil, a "miracle" product they grind from a special nut, that is helping to lift them out of poverty.


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