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February 2016

Cuban Agriculture - What Obama's Trip Might Mean

Below is an interesting article on Cuban agriculture by Miguel Altieri, professor of "agroecology" at UC, Berkeley. It's republished from The Conversation, a smart publishing platform that's a bit like The Daily Beast for academics. Anyway, having visited Cuba in January (sticking to Santiago, on the far eastern side of the island), the trip reminded me of how robust a food supply we have in the United States. Cuba's government didn't just limit the presence of food markets, it seems to be wrestling with how to maintain a regular food supply. Concretely, there was a definite lack of easily accessible... Read more →