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[INTERVIEW] A history of servitude: Artist duo traces troubled history of labor migration from Asia

Korea Times 08 Dec 2022
Suffering from substandard living conditions and high death rates, these low-wage laborers toiled away in the transnational railroad of the western U.S., in the gold mines of South Africa, in the guano fields of Peru and in the sugar plantations of Hawaii.

Barbados seeks reparations for slavery from British lawmaker 30 Nov 2022
"The Drax family pioneered the plantation system in the 17th century and played a major role in the ... He added that the United Nations has declared slavery, which involved mass kidnappings in Africa to supply plantations in the New World with free labor, a crime against humanity.

ACIAR launches project to prevent spread of Fusarium wilt in bananas

Fresh Plaza 29 Nov 2022
Professor Altus Viljoen, South Africa country project coordinator. “Fusarium wilt TR4 poses a significant threat to banana production in Africa. Within 4 years, a 1500 hectare Cavendish banana export plantation in northern Mozambique, where the disease was first found, was destroyed.”.

Anti-deforestation push putting other ecosystems at risk: study

The Hill 28 Nov 2022
These landscapes — largely in Africa and the periphery of the Amazon — house huge reserves of carbon and support a diverse array of threatened species ...Plantation development would replace the existing ... Palm oil is a fat- and nutrient-dense food native to West Africa.

Jellyfish design could inspire swimming robots

The Hill 28 Nov 2022
... under pressure to stop buying palm oil from plantations that deforest tropical rainforests. . Palm oil — a fat- and nutrient-dense food native to West Africa but now grown in plantations across the world — is a key ingredient in consumer goods from chocolates to cosmetics.

Int’l Cocoa Org wants to standardize prices of cacao beans

Sun Star 25 Nov 2022
Ten years ago, we have given so much emphasis on the environmental and social without looking at the economic aspectIf we have seen lots of deforestation...If we have seen in South Africa where children are forced to work in plantations...This is because the first component of sustainability has not been addressed ... So, this is new,” he said ... JDC .

Dhunseri Tea to buy four tea estates of Warren Tea

The Telegraph India 22 Nov 2022
The gardens, located at the Tinsukia district of Assam, are capable of producing about 3.3 million kilograms of tea in a year ... The group also has tea plantations in Malawi, Africa, where 9 million kilograms is produced ... McLeod Russel, Amalgamated Plantation, M.K ... .

Ukrainian blueberries distinguished by high taste qualities

Fresh Plaza 22 Nov 2022
In the annual report of the International Blueberry Association (IBO) for 2022, ranking the 10 largest countries in terms of blueberry plantation area, Ukraine became 8th, ahead of large exporters like Spain and South Africa ... Source. Publication date ....

Food insecurity and hunger blame on Bali G20 menu

Asiatimes 13 Nov 2022
A Black Sea Grain Initiative shipment at sea. Image. UNCTAD ... He should know ... Photo. Stock / Getty Images. His closest confidante may well be his brother, entrepreneur and campaign financier Hashim Djojohadikusumo, another prominent speaker at the conference, whose diversified Arsari Group owns palm oil and rubber plantations in Indonesia and Africa ... ....

Castine picks possible replacements for offensive island names

Bangor Daily News 09 Nov 2022
A small coastal Hancock County town chose new potential names at Tuesday’s election for two islands controversially known as Upper and Lower Negro islands ... The other option was Pidianiske Island and Mary Jackson Island ... Mary Jackson’s father was born in Africa and, after being captured as a young boy, was forced to work on a plantation in Brazil ... ....

Omar and the Power of Story at LA Opera

LA Weekly 08 Nov 2022
Constructing nearly everything out of fabric including cityscapes of Africa and the American South, county jail cells, plantation house libraries, slave quarters, visualized clouds of prayer, and a showstopping mammoth shade tree that is both emotional and sacred, Myers designed ...

"What's non-negotiable in exports is subject to interpretation in imports"

Fresh Plaza 01 Nov 2022
As we work hard so that the first cold treatment imposed by the EU is implemented right to achieve the necessary and indispensable phytosanitary protection of our citrus plantations against the ‘False Codling Moth’, the treatments against South Africa's Cotonet have unleashed the ...

The Search Is on for Mysterious Banana Ancestors

The Spokesman-Review 17 Oct 2022
Bananas, it turns out, are not what we thought they were ... “It was really overlooked by past researchers.” ... The difficulty of breeding new bananas has led most plantations around the world, primarily in Africa and Central America, to only grow one type ... “At some point, there’s going to be a banana famine, a disease run rampant among plantations.” ... .

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