Salaam All
Last evening we visited the Convention Centre where the Caribbean Food Expo is currently in progress (Wed-Fri). And what a contrast to Guyexpo (otherwise known as the Loud Music & Vulgarity & Nastiness Expo...where people were robbed by bandits and exhibitors were robbed by the organizers...it is ROBBERY if you have paid for a booth and then you are paralyzed by the NOISE).
The Food Expo was simply amazing because without the NOISE there was a free interchange of thoughts. Schoolchildren should flock there. The amount of info available was mind-boggling.
I met a woman from the FAO based in Barbados. They were exhibiting breadfruit flour...and yes we got sample BF cake. And she told us how to make the flour...cause it's not for sale.
The Guyana School of Agriculture had some exciting products on show. Pumpkin jam, plantain drink, passion fruit cheese, veggiefruits  and a host of other mouth-watering items. And lovely packaging.
NARI: I met a Cuban guy, Roberto, and he was so interesting, that we ended up chatting for about 1 1/2 hours. Discussing different mulches, GMO food, schooling in Cuba (where he was taught for FREE from kindergarten to his PHd...hey, Cuba is where we need to go...we're being gouged here in Guyana with all these exorbitant school & lesson fees) & Guyana where our system is so backward. We cannot feel strongly toward the totally unlike because it is unimaginable, unrealizable; nor yet toward the wholly like because ... it is stale--identity must always be dull company. The power of other natures over us lies in a stimulating difference which causes excitement and opens communication, in ideas similar to our own but not identical, in states of mind attainable but not actual.
Hydromet: Zahir & I got an explanation of the Doppler system and Sutron Weather Info Network (real time weather data). It was done by 2 very pleasant individuals. Thank you so much.
 
Now without loud music the atmosphere was simply breathtaking. You saw people smiling, chatting and carrying on communication in a civilized manner. Unlike the barbaric scenes at Guyexpo.
 
Shamal...go and get a quality experience.