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How organic agriculture in Cuba saved its population from hunger

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11 October 2018

On 11 October 2018 FreshPlaza reported: Cuba was forced to abandon its sugar monoculture and has survived thanks to organic agriculture. With the fall of the Soviet Union ... Cuban citizens started to grow crops on their balconies whilst farmers, left with no petrol or pesticides, were forced to resort to traditional methods to feed themselves. This started a true revolution: that of organic agriculture in Cuba. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of environment, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

'Boats had arrived from the Soviet Union full of chemicals and fertilizers and suddenly there were no more boats from the Soviet Union, and people asked, do we need all those chemicals?,' Miguel Angel Salcines, the owner of one of Cuba's organic farms told British daily The Guardian.

This is how organic agriculture took a hold in Cuba. Today, small plots of land -- no larger than 40 hectares -- are being farmed without using pesticides and all products are sold locally. ...

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