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Which Crisis?

The health crisis caused by Covid-19 is unusual in its suddenness and universality, but there is nothing to learn from it about human health. We already knew that humans were liable to such infectious diseases; much of our medical research and development over the last two centuries has been devoted to identifying and disabling the bacteria and viruses that cause them. 2,343 more words


As we eat, let us think about how our food came to be and, more importantly, how it could come to be

Another industry deserving attention during our quarantine is the agricultural industry. All over the world humans picking the food we eat are exploited with inhumane working and living conditions including unsafe work practices, inadequate lodgings, meager or nonexistent wages…in a sense, modern day slavery. 204 more words

Labour Market

Oregon agriculture dealing with uncertainty during coronavirus pandemic

Agriculture businesses are hurting during the coronavirus pandemic due to restaurant closures and supply change problems, according to industry leaders. In the Midwest, some dairy farmers were forced to dump milk due to drop in demand. 44 more words


Demand for Improved Crop Varieties to Drive the Growth of the Plant Genomics Market

The global plant genomics market is estimated to be valued at USD 7.3 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 11.7 billion by 2025, recording a CAGR of 8.3%. 492 more words


Remembering Carmeta - Food for Thought

The following blog reflects concern about food security in a Trinidad and Tobago context, however,  the message rings true for the majority of countries in the region including Barbados. 1,182 more words

Caribbean News

Super M and Chisel Plow

(Photograph copyright 2020 by Dan Routh)

Gary Mac on his Super M Farmall. Grays Chapel, North Carolina.

North Carolina

ADB approves $1.5 million grant to curb locusts in East and Horn of Africa

Key Issues

  • The nine beneficiary countries are Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania
  • The proposed assistance will be channeled to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
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