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Going Green In Jamaica
Environment

Going Green In Jamaica

Organic Food, Safe and Healthy Jamaica is going green.  This however, has nothing to do with the September 3 landslide secured by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) which is identified by the colour green. There is a buzz around organic farming which has resulted in a virtual green revolution, particularly in the parish of St. Thomas, where farmers have bought into the idea of finding a more sustainable approach to food production. Traditional farming methods where the ultimate goal was higher yields, have had a negative impact on the environment – creating climate change, loss of biodiversity, soil erosion and pollution of important natural resources. No one understands the need for organic food more than Nicola Shirley-Philips, Director of the St. Thomas-based S...