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SURVIVAL IN BOLIVIA By Jack Derksen (Article)

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Jack Derksen

A SANTA CRUZ SURVIVOR

For some years Santa Cruz motorists using the 4th ring road have had to cross a major canal on a narrow, dirt covered provisional bridge. Two lanes of traffic crossing a one lane bridge leads to complications.

ORGANIC FARMING - THE DOWNSIDE By Jack Derksen

 

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Jack Derksen

ORGANIC FARMING – THE DOWNSIDE

Blue plastic tarp tents spread under giant trees of natural windrows, smoke from outdoor cooking fires, kids playing simple games in the mud beside a dirt road, women washing clothes and dishes with water drawn from blue plastic barrels, men rinsing off after a hard day hoeing weeds in 90 degree plus heat, mosquitoes everywhere—this is the hidden face of large scale organic farming.