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This notorious weed, that clogs waterways and suffocates fisheries, is not only edible in part, but is also a valuable renewable resource exploited by some of the lakeside inhabitants and those living on the Tonle Sap, itself. Cambodians are a resourceful people; they braid it into hammocks, and weave it into a multitude of useful items, such as sandals, handbags, baskets, mats, and seat covers.
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