Category Archives: Agriculture

Roundup KILLS!

Submitted by Green Monkey Important info for workers in the agricultural sector and hobby farmers/gardeners/landscapers etc. who use Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer, especially those who do so on a regular basis. In light of the evidence produced in a recent US lawsuit, anyone using Roundup herbicides would be wise to exercise extreme caution. According to the jury verdict, the warnings

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Final Reply by Dr. Lucas Responds to Peter Webster’s Deleterious Effect of Seaweed on Soils Piece

The Editor Barbados Underground Bridgetown, Barbados West Indies Dear Sir/Madam, In a blog (4th. August) in reply to my last article: Webster had this to say: “The only thing obvious about this statement is the contradiction i.e. that the sodium is leached and yet there is an accumulation. Barbados limestone soils are well drained and there can be no accumulation

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Dr. Lucas Responds to Peter Webster’s Deleterious Effect of Seaweed on Soils Piece

Submitted by Robert D. Lucas, Ph.D. and CFS, Certified Food Scientist   [Barbados Underground] The Editor Barbados Underground Bridgetown, Barbados West Indies Dear Sir/Madam, There was an article in the Nation of 26th July entitled “How to handle sargassum” by Mr. Peter Webster. Webster in paragraph one seems to have a problem with “however, if large concentrations of sodium salts

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Barbados Improvements Part 3: Agriculture

Submitted by Freedom Crier   Investigate the production (oil palm) as the replacement for sugar cane production including on hilly or semi-arid lands. The infrastructure that we have in sugar plantations is the same as required for this type plantation crop and we have an oil processing plant in Barbados i.e. Roberts Manufacturing. Just a small amount of retooling is

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What to do with Sargassum

Submitted by Robert D. Lucas,Ph.D. and CFS, Certified Food Scientist The Editor Barbados Underground Bridgetown, Barbados West Indies Dear Sir/Madam, The following is an overview of the uses of seaweed in the food industry. Suggestions are also proposed for prospective uses of the product. Seaweeds belong to a group commonly called macro-algae or  hydrocolloids in the food industry. The  latter

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