No price-support programs in this industry. David Karp relates a
fascinating story of intrigue, infighting and infamy historically
endemic to the art, the science and the tedium of producing the world's
vanilla the hard way on the island of Madagascar.
A Fruitful Day in Santa Barbara-The 2002 Festival of Fruit
Thanks to Edgar and Patricia Valdivia, and several photographers, we
present an overview of the 2002 Festival of Fruit, a fine event hosted
by the Ventura/Santa Barbara chapter at the beautiful seaside campus of
Santa Barbara City College.
Grenada's Nutmeg and Mace: The Spices of Life
Maurice Kong is one of those guys who always gets to go to the fun
places. When he does, he invariably returns with stories, often of the
unusual. This is one of them.
Puerto Rico: 100 Years of Tropical Research
Dr. Ricardo Goenaga, of Puerto Rico's Tropical Agriculture Research
Station, and Larry Shore, CRFG fruit-tasting aficionado, team up to
provide an enticing look at the amazing breadth and volume of rare-fruit
research being carried out by relatively obscure USDA Agricultural
Research Service scientists in the Caribbean.
California's Banana Guru Returns: Paradise Transplanted
Those who could not or failed to take the Doug Richardson banana
plantation tour following the Festival of Fruit may be sorry they didn't
after reading David Karp's article. David illustrates vividly in words
and images how a visionary enthusiast overcame adversity to continue
proving that innovation can and does work.
We can always count on Alfredo Chiri to furnish succinct but
nonetheless interesting vignettes of rare fruits grown at the Fullerton
Arboretum. Alfredo, thank you.
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