Daily Archives: 08/14/2014

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


By Dmitri Allicock


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

Senior Guyanese Friendship Association – Fall Dance – Toronto – October 25, 2014

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Senior Guyanese Fall Dance 2014-rev

Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming – Nick Hanauer -TED video

Nick Hanauer: Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming

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