Lu Yixiu, Shi Yuhan (Pingtung Girls' High School), Zhong Changyu (Pingtung High School) | Editor: Lin Liangyin In Pingtung, patches of glazed green betel nut fields can be seen everywhere, and the betel nut stalls have the grand occasion of "a small shop in three steps and a large shop in five steps". The neon lights flashed and flashed brilliantly, but we never wondered, "Why are there so many betel nuts in Pingtung?" We don't care about their existence.
The Journey of Betel Nut: From Green Gold Boom to Not Accepted According to the 108 Agricultural Statistics Annual Report of the Agricultural photo background removing Committee, the planting area of betel nut in my country is about 41,000 hectares, the annual output is as high as 103,000 metric tons, and the output value is more than 10 billion yuan. Such data seems to indicate that Taiwanese society loves it. However, in Pingtung, an important town of betel nut, our impression of betel nut is limited to a shocking public health propaganda poster. In the 1960s, when the economy took off, tens of thousands of blue-collar workers relied on the young ones to refresh their minds; in the 1970s, with the outflow of a large number of young laborers from the countryside, the extensive and easy-to-care betel nut became a good job for the rural elderly.
Betel nut has become the crop with the highest planting area in Taiwan. Betel nut provides a refreshing effect and also allows farmers to earn extra income in an easier way. However, in 1994, scholar Chen Xinxiong put forward the "theory of betel nut subjugation of the country", arguing that betel nut is the murderer of landslides; then, Professor Han Liangjun of the Department of Dentistry of National Taiwan University pointed out that chewing betel nut is one of the main causes of oral cancer in China; in 2003, the World Health Organization updated the It is recognized that betel nut is a first-class carcinogen. In a short period of time, planting betel nut was seen as an evil deed that undermined soil and water