In Dominica and in most of the other Caribbean islands, whether volcanic or coral, is blessed will rich soil. Mountains, valleys, sides of the road, even in backyards gardens, show trees that represent the bounty of the â€œexoticâ€ nature of the island – Breadfruit, guava, mangoes, lime, grapefruits, oranges, pineapple, cherries just to name a few. Cattle, pigs, chickens roam freely in the grasslands, rivers, reefs, and seas teem with fish and crustaceans. The road to environmentally friendly and organic living was already paved for us, but by the way weâ€™re continuing to destroy whatâ€™s wild it will be soon all gone.
We have to stop importing process foods and continue with the old traditions left by our ancestors, who understood the harmony of nature is our survival. We must ensure that our lands and waters are kept free of destructive, non-degradable rubbish and pesticides. I’ve no doubt that environmentally-friendly tourism can provide a long future, rich in health and wealth, for us island people
I highly agree with the comments above about your wild and natural foods. I am planning on retiring in Dominica and look forward to eating/collecting and growing your foods when I get there. I am hoping that you folks will teach me and hope that I can help in some way preserve your beautiful island and maintain your independence.