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Many people in America are proponents of the organic food movement, and worried about the potentially harmful effects of pesticides on their health or the environment. In Cuba, farmers have gone organic for a very different reason – they had to. In this final instalment of our series “The Cuban Evoltion” Jeffrey Brown looks at food and farming. View the full transcript: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/cuba-can-teach-america-farming/#transcript
(12 Aug 2016) LEAD IN: Cuba's former President Fidel Castro celebrates his 90th birthday today (August 13, 2016). Things have changed on the island nation since Castro's brother Raul replaced him as president in February 2008. Cuba's urban organic farms are aiming to supply citizens directly with sustainable fresh food and challenge the reliance on food imported from abroad. STORY-LINE: This is an organoponico or urban organic farm. Just two kilometres from Havana, the capital city, the Vivero Alamar farm is at the forefront of Cuban organic agriculture. Cuba has a longstanding culture of organic farming by necessity. During the "Special Period" of the 1990s, many private urban plots popped up in Havana amid the austerity that followed the collapse of Cuba's backer, the Sovi...
http://democracynow.org - Over the past 25 years, Cuba has built a largely organic farming system out of necessity. When the Soviet Union collapsed, Cuba lost its main supplier of fertilizers and pesticides. What will the changing U.S.-Cuban relationship mean for Cuban farmers? We air a video report from a farm outside Havana produced by Democracy Now!'s Karen Ranucci and Monica Melamid. We also speak to filmmaker Catherine Murphy, who has studied Cuba's agricultural system. Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,300+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9am ET: http://democracynow.org Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today: http://democracynow.org/donate FOLLOW DEMOCRACY...
At first many just grew organic food in Havanna, Cuba's capital, for their own needs. Today, 150 people work at ten hectare farmland. But how does this self supply work and how does life as an urban gardener feel like? Find out more in this video. For more Information, visit our Website: http://www.welthungerhilfe.de/en/project-cuba-foodsecurity.html
Oasis Nelva Organic Creperie - Havana, Cuba (HD) Located in Havana Vieja, Oasis Nelva is a bar & restaurant serving great food & drink prepared with healthy, organic ingredients. Carmen Monteagudo-Garcia is the owner, and she goes in to great detail about how and why Cuba finds itself at a cross roads regarding sustainable farm food.
Stunning drone footage of the Finca Organica "El Paraiso" in Vinales Cuba. This farm, with its restaurant, is consistently one of our most highly rated destinations in Cuba by our Cuba tour participants. It is a fully organic farm with fantastic views of the Vinales valley, especially at sunset. The food produced on the farm is used in the on-site restaurant which, while not a vegetarian restaurant, does serve plenty of vegetarian and vegan dishes, and something out of the ordinary for Cuba. Many of the Cuban Adventures Cuba Tours include a visit to this farm, and nearly all of the tours that don't include it, end up going there anyway as an optional excursion.
Organic farming isn’t a trend in Cuba, it’s a necessity. Without access to pesticides, every resourceful farmer has become an expert in growing practically everything organic. Wilfredo, owner of El Paraiso Finca (Farm) specializes in growing purely organic vegetables and fruits. You can experience the wonderful Cuban cuisine at the Paraiso where traditional roasted pork along with rice and beans is their specialty. To visit Cuba on your next people to people educational program contact us. For more information about legal travel to Cuba from the USA visit our website at www.cubatravelservices.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cubatravelservices Twitter: https://twitter.com/cubatravelserv Site: http://cubatravelservices.com/ http://www.cubatravelservices.com/blog http://courtn...
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE Public Film Channel on youtube When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half and food by 80 percent people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. It is an unusual look into the Cuban culture during this economic crisis, which they call "The Special Period." The film opens with a short history of Peak Oil, a term for the time in our history when world oil production will reach its all-time peak and begin to decline forever. Cuba, t...
A clip from the BBC's "Around the World in 80 Gardens" (2008) showing some of the urban food gardening in Havana, Cuba. Presented by Monty Don. http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/tv_and_radio/aroundtheworld_index2.shtml#programme_one 24 june 2009 - sorry guys, i've disabled comments. for a simple vid about people growing food, it's getting way too heated in here!
I went to Cuba to check out their legendary food growing and organics. Despite having little fuel and no machinery they are now leaders in organics and horticulture. Ireland has endless resouces to hand yet chooses to leave land unfarmed, when we have the potential to be compeditive food growers...and the rant goes on
A short film looking at the success of organic urban agriculture in Havana, Cuba. An example for cities around the world. A PUDDLEPICTURES production.
In this video I discuss the difference between "local foods" and "organic foods"" This is something I always preach but I am experiencing the perfect example of it in Cuba. This is my first trip to Cuba. During this trip I was mostly in Havana and Old Havana. I will be back a few times next year to visit Mantanzas, Trinidad Y Santiago De Cuba. Follow me on this YouTube page and my other one: TheRenaissanceAmazon IG - the_renaissance_amazon_1 IG - the_body_scientist Facebook - Makeda Voletta