|Experts Discuss Benefits of Chat|
The controversy over chewing chat has become a global issue as two Ethiopian researchers take to an international conference in Sweden the case for the plant that is a popular stimulant in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East.
|chat farm in Hararghe|
Kettering State University history professor Izkael Gabbisa says his research shows that no international organization has proven chat harmful. Izkael will publish a book on the subject in two months. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not determined it harmful, he says, although some local law enforcement agencies in the United States have made it unlawful.Dechasaa and Izkael discussed the global implications of their research with Nigusu Negawo of the Afan Oromo service.
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