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Les rizieres de Torbeck a la une! Torbeck’s rice field in the news!
Posted on November 18th, 2011 by Dr. Sabine Thomas


I was so pleased to see this post this morning (11.18.2011) from the World Food Program. I passed by these rice fields every morning while in Torbeck, Les Cayes this past September. While in Haiti I consumed two major type of rice; The homegrown rice, “le riz du pays” and the imported rice, most likely from the US. The former provides a great deal of nutritious elements, is sweeter, softer and unfortunately sells at a much higher price than the latter which is believed to be genetically modified.  I got a chance to admire daily those rice fields, pick some grains and taste some of that delicious rice.