TRUE OR­GANIC METHOD

Jamaica Gleaner - - OPINION & COMMENTARY -

Twenty years ago, I iden­ti­fied Ja­maica and other Caribbean ter­ri­to­ries as the best lo­ca­tions to main­tain true or­ganic meth­ods, and ex­pand as a world leader for nat­u­ral whole­some agri­cul­ture. The spin-offs for ev­ery sec­tor of so­ci­ety would be im­mea­sur­able.

How­ever, gov­ern­ment ac­tion, or in­ac­tion, is fast erod­ing this pos­si­bil­ity, as agents of the State spend more time pro­mot­ing harm­ful, lethal prac­tices and prod­ucts in the name of re­search and ‘progress’.

When are we as Caribbean peo­ple go­ing to wake up and re­turn to those prac­tices that made us known for the best of ev­ery­thing we grew? We must stop mur­der­ing our agri­cul­tural in­dus­tries, our peo­ple and our en­vi­ron­ment.

SHER­RILL CHONG

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