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PHOTOS: Farm to bar – Tequila boom rooted in traditional farming techniques

A growing thirst for tequila from New York to Tokyo has turned sales of the liquor into a multibillion-dollar industry, but its production remains rooted in centuries-old methods of farming using hand tools and packs of mules, Reuters reports.

According to Statista, in 2017 Mexico exported more than 17 billion liters of tequila to the U.S.