Gregory Gottlieb discusses agricultural crisis in Puerto Rico

October 2017

On October 23 faculty and students from the Friedman School of Nutrition, including Feinstein’s director Gregory Gottlieb, gathered to discuss crises in Puerto Rico after the hurricane on September 20. An article in the Tufts Now magazine covered the event, highlighting Greg’s remarks regarding damage to the agriculture industry in Puerto Rico. Greg emphasized that Puerto Rican farmers need the flood damaged irrigation systems to be repaired and to get funding for supplies such as fertilizer and seeds in order resume production for the rest of the season. The article quotes several other experts from the Friedman School of Nutrition who agree that recovering from the hurricane, which destroyed 85 percent of the crops in Puerto Rico, will take time and effort.

To read the Tufts Now article click here.

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