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Candidate beats drum for more agriculture

Bodden Town West candidate Chris Saunders told Cayman 27 the country needs to return to its agricultural roots.

He said the country has failed to take advantage of its agricultural potential, and pointed to the decrease in goat and pig farmers on Grand Cayman in recent years. He suggested prioritising agriculture at home, and exploring opportunities to farm abroad.

“This is an opportunity for us not only to grow our own food, but even look at our investment in terms of buying land in other places close by, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and see what arrangements we can come to in terms of getting food for our own country,” said Mr. Saunders.

He said growing more food here, or importing directly from Caymanian-owned farms in the region will bring health benefits, as many foods imported from the US are treated with preservatives he believes are linked to cancer.

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Joe Avary

Joe Avary

Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to josephavary@hurleysmedia.ky

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