Category Archives: Agriculture

Grounding your body improves your health

GROUNDING Article/Documentary

Story at-a-glance

  • Walking barefoot on the Earth transfers free electrons from the Earth’s surface into your body that spread throughout your tissues providing beneficial effects. This process is called ‘grounding.’
  • Grounding has been shown to relieve chronic pain, reduce inflammation, improve sleep, thin your blood, enhance well-being and much, much more
  • Wearing plastic- or rubber-soled shoes effectively disconnects you from the Earth’s natural electron flow
  • In the Grounded documentary, you’ll hear first-hand accounts from residents of Haines, Alaska who have overcome chronic pain, sleep apnea and much more simply by getting grounded Continue reading

Guyana: More Pictures of Fruits and Vegetables

Guyana: More Pictures of Fruits and Vegetables 

Here are some pictures from Guyana that illustrate many of the fruits and vegetable that are available there. …

Fruit Cart in Georgetown, Guyana

Fruit Cart in Georgetown, Guyana

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Guyana- The food self-sufficiency myth – commentary

The self-sufficiency myth

If it seems that you’ve heard it all before when it comes to food self-sufficiency, don’t doubt yourself; you most likely have. We have been going around in circles rather than moving forward. Hence the cries of progress, the fist-pumping and the back-slapping are all window dressing aimed at giving credence to the myth.

An example presented itself last Friday in the Ministry of Agriculture’s early launch of Agriculture Month—observed in October—with a cook-off competition in its Regent Street compound. The competition itself is an excellent concept, but why is it being presented as new? Those of us old enough to remember would know about similar cook-offs and demonstrations back during the Forbes Burnham administration when attempts were being made to replace wheat flour with local alternatives like rice and cassava.

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The amazing Calabash of Guyana – By Dmitri Allicock

THE AMAZING CALABASH OF GUYANA

By Dmitri Allicock

Calabash

Calabash Tree

The calabash was one of the first cultivated plants in the world, grown not primarily for food, but for use as a water container. The bottle gourd may have been carried from Africa to Asia, Europe and the Americas in the course of human migration.

This tough prehistoric stubby looking tree belongs to the family Bignoniaceae and is rarely seen much taller than 15 feet with a leafy canopy that provide a natural shady cool playground for Guyanese children. Continue reading

Benefits and uses of some Fruits and Vegetables of Guyana – Dmitri Allicock

BENEFITS AND USES OF SOME FRUITS AND VEGETABLES OF GUYANA

By Dmitri Allicock

LemonsALL IT IS… IS A FROZEN LEMON!

Many professionals in restaurants and eateries are using or consuming the entire lemon, even the seeds, nothing is wasted. How can you use the whole lemon without waste?

Simple place the washed lemon in the freezer section of your refrigerator.

Once the lemon is frozen, get your grater, and shred the whole lemon (no need to peel it) and sprinkle it on top of your foods.

Sprinkle it to your vegetable salad, ice cream, melons, soup, cereals, noodles, spaghetti sauce, rice, sushi, fish dishes, whisky…. the list is endless.

Read more: Go to Dmitri Allicock’s Blog to comment and forward.

Guyana seeks to increase rice exports following high production levels

Guyana seeks to increase rice exports following high production levels

Rice paddy field

Rice paddy field

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, Thursday August 7, 2014, CMC – The Guyana government says repeated high rice production levels have brought many challenges ranging from lucrative markets to the capacity to store large amounts of paddy.

Agriculture Minister Dr. Leslie Ramsammy said the government has been making major investments in the rive sector over the past three years in the area of drying and storage.

But that other challenges such as millers’ inability to pay farmers in a timely manner, the need for energy efficient management at rice mills, and for more emphasis on value added rice production were confronting the industry.  Continue reading

Eddo Callaloo and other poems – By Dmitri Allicock

Calaloo

 EDDO CALLALOO

By Dmitri Allicock

Oh delicate leaves cooked by the bundle

Noble nourishment not only for the humble

Market or garden fresh for the pickings

 Guyanese callaloo called one foot chicken

Poi, carila, bhagi, and spinach of the land of green

Read more and comment on he Dmitri Allicock Blog here.

Guyana’s Sugar Industry: GUYSUCO deep in debt – video

GUYSUCO deep in debt – video by Capitol News

No turnaround for sugar industry…GuySuCo produces sugar at double world market price

- owes over US$170M in debts  

- employees’ contributions not paid, benefits in jeopardy

Agriculture Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, and GuySuCo top executives yesterday.

Agriculture Minister, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, and GuySuCo top executives.

JULY 18, 2014 | BY  |  As concerns continue to grow over the viability of the country’s sugar industry, Government yesterday said that it is seriously considering other alternatives, including going the route of producing ethanol.

But Dr Ramsammy’s comments seemed to echo those made by Anthony Vieira, a former sugar producer, in a letter published in the Kaieteur News. (see letter here) Continue reading

CIMBUX: 1st Economic Development Seminar – June 29, 2014

CIMBUX Inc. 1ST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR

 BUXTON/ FRIENDSHIP ON SUNDAY, JUNE 29th 2014.

Attendees at CIMBUX Economic Development Meeting

Attendees at CIMBUX Economic Development Seminar

On Sunday June 29th, 2014 Cimbux Inc. {Committee for the Improvement of Buxton Inc.) held its 1st “Economic Development Conference” at the Friendship Primary School, Friendship Village, East Coast Demerara, Guyana. The theme was “Reviving Buxton/ Friendship Village Economy” and fostering sustainable development for Vigilance, Annandale, and the surrounding villages.

The seminar was sponsored based on the decline in the Social and Economic conditions in the villages over the years. It was coordinated by Mr. Keith Easton- Vice President, of Cimbux Inc. of the U.S.A, and Guyana’s, Mr. Deon Abrams, Educator, Community Activist, and TV host, along with Assistant Co-ordinator, Ms. Yvette Herod, Community Activist and Founder of Toucan 11 Multipurpose club in Buxton. Both persons are honorees of Cimbux Inc. Continue reading

Update from Moray House Trust: July 2014 – for Guyanese Online

Update from Moray House Trust: July 2014 –

for Guyanese Online

Website: http://www.morayhousetrust.com/

YouTube channel:  http://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6sdaywVZ80fX5QV2-F3E7w

Andrew Snyder, biologist and photographer

Andrew Snyder, biologist and photographer

On Thursday 3rd July, Moray House Trust hosted a slideshow by biologist and photographer, Andrew Snyder. Andrew’s areas of expertise include neotropical herpetology, biogeography and taxonomy and his main field of research is patterns of evolution across Guiana Shield reptiles and amphibians. He is studying for a doctorate in Biological Sciences and has worked in several parts of the hinterland in the last three years for Operation Wallacea and the World Wildlife Fund.

Andrew used a series of photos to illustrate the enormous diversity of plant and animal species in Guyana. This is partly due to the varied nature of Guyana’s landscape.  Continue reading

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