Ten Pieces of Inspiration #155
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This is a personal blog about anything and everything that I feel moved to write about.
"The Cubans told the world they had heroically learned to feed themselves without fuel or farm chemicals after their Soviet subsidies collapsed in the early 1990s. They bragged about their “peasant cooperatives,” their biopesticides and organic fertilizers. They heralded their earthworm culture and the predator wasps they unleashed on destructive caterpillars. They boasted about the heroic ox teams they had trained to replace tractors."Turns out the Cubans told a big, fat lie. The article points out that a senior official with the Ministry of Agriculture has claimed that 84 percent of its food is imported.