A woman dries mud cookies in the sun on the the roof of Fort Dimanche, once a prison, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Nov. 29, 2007. Rising prices and food shortages are threatening Haiti’s fragile stability, and the mud cookies, made of dirt, salt and vegetable shortening, are one of very few options the poorest people have to stave off hunger. (Ariana Cubillos/ AP Photo)
The small island nation of Haiti relies heavily on food imports, but with prices soaring, some Haitians are resorting to eating mud.
The cookies -- made of dirt, butter and salt -- hold little nutritional value, but manage to keep Haiti's poor alive.
Worldfocus special correspondent Benno Schmidt and producer Ara Ayer report from Haiti, showing how far some people are going to fill their stomachs.