Organic Farming Flourishes in Cuba, But Can It Survive Entry of U.S. Agribusiness?


Democracy Now!

Published on Jun 2, 2015

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.

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