While travel between the U-S to Cuba is tightly restricted, an official delegation from Iowa State University has just returned from an agricultural trip to that island nation. I-S-U agronomy professor Matt Liebman says Cubans are thriving despite the U-S embargo. Liebman would like to see more bonds between Cuban and U-S scientists and between agricultural producers. He says both nations could benefit from a relaxation of the political hostilities which would enable more mingling of our cultures’ other aspects.Cuba’s largest city, the capitol of Havana, is home to two-point-two million people. About 160-thousand Havana residents are involved in urban gardening. About six percent of Cuba’s food supply is grown within Havana and some metropolitan neighborhoods produce about a third of their own food.Liebman was part of a group of about a dozen I-S-U faculty, staff and students, as well as two Iowa farmers, who went to Cuba for eight days late this month.
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