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Eating local way of life for Cuba

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Cuba planted thousands of urban co-operative gardens to offset reduced rations of imported food. Now, in the wake of three hurricanes that wiped out 30 per cent of Cuba’s farm crops, the communist country is again turning to its urban gardens to keep its people properly

Cuba reported ready to authorize GM corn crop

Cuba could soon authorize the planting of 124 acres of genetically-modified corn for the first time to help reduce its dependence on costly food imports, Cuban scientists said Dec. 2. Regulators are expected to approve this initial crop of biotech corn, which would provide enough seed to expand to 14,830 acres next year, said Carlos