Category Archives: Health

What came first the chicken or the tree? by Andrew Ormerod (2006)

In 2005 I was lucky enough to visit Earth University and met up with Dr. Richard Taylor who showed me around the Universities integrated farm.   I was shown the dairy cattle and pigs, whose diet included leafy browse from tropical … Continue reading

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Traditional food diversity and health – the case of yellow bananas by Andrew Ormerod

Pohnpei is a blip in the Pacific Ocean, one of four island groups that make up the Federated States of Micronesia.  If you are a fan of Oliver Sack’s books you may have read  ‘Island of the Colour Blind’ about … Continue reading

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2008-12 Cuba Organoponico Santa Katerina

Brief resume from Santa Clara organoponico You see organoponicas of different sizes in cities villages and towns, throughout Cuba. Common features are shaded areas for summer vegetable production; raised beds are often common; compost making/vermiclture. At the Santa Clara organopinico … Continue reading

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2008-12-06 Cuban environmental study tour 2

CDR – Committees for the Defence of the Revolution If you go on a study tour of Cuba your tour is likely to include a visit to a CDR.  The largest organisation in Cuba – each apartment block is a … Continue reading

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Sweet Potatoes – Slow Food Terra Madre, Turin (2006)

Hardier varieties of orange fleshed sweet potatoes bred in the USA seem to be catching on with the more enthusiastic growers in the UK and have succeeded here in our exhibit at the Eden Project this year. Sweet potatoes originate … Continue reading

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