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STUDY: Yellow yam has potential to treat breast and prostate cancer

A groundbreaking study into the properties of the Jamaican round-leaf yellow yam has shown that it is effective in killing prostate and breast cancer cells. The disclosure was made by researcher Sasha-Gay Wright, who is the interim head of the Biomedical Engineering Programme at The University of the West Indies (The UWI). In the study, […]

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GraceKennedy moves to increase investment in agriculture

GraceKennedy plans to pump more money in its post-harvest and packaging facility in Hounslow, St Elizabeth. CEO of the conglomerate, Don Wehby, told the Jamaica Observer that the company is now in talks with the Minister of Agriculture Karl Samuda and will be engaging farmers in Hounslow, St Elizabeth, as it moves “to significantly increase […]

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Gary Coulton: revolutionising Jamaica’s export agriculture through R&D

Entrepreneur Gary Coulton returned to Jamaica eight years ago from West Palm Beach, Florida with the thought of creating a business in Jamaica that could reconnect him to his homeland. Being connected to agriculture from birth, he decided that there was a great opportunity in the sector, and then pledged to develop a farm that […]

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Agriculture is calling

When we think of business development in Jamaica, agriculture is often not an area for first consideration. Agro-processing yes, particularly jams, jellies and baked products – Jamaica has that squarely covered. But what about the farming side? There’s much money to be made in that area. Maybe now more than ever is the right time […]

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