Petition to Ban Construction on Agricultural Lands in Cayey, Puerto Rico

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CAYEY para el MUNDO is a group founded by neighbors of the town of Cayey, Puerto Rico. They are circulating a petition to be sent to Governor Alejandro García Padilla to try to save the surrounding rich agricultural flatlands, and for these to be used to develop sustainable agriculture projects. Read the description here and access the complete petition in the link below:

Just 70 years ago, Puerto Rico produced 70% of all the food consumed here. Today, we produce less than 10%. Modernization strategies based on foreign investment and our colonial relationship with the U.S. created a national economy of extreme dependence. Agricultural dependence is always dangerous.  But Puerto Rico is particularly vulnerable. A chain of islands in the Caribbean, our storehouses are designed to hold just three days’ worth of food. If war, natural disaster or any other emergency interferes with the arrival of the ships that supply us, four…

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