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Culinary experts bemoan scarcity of fresh herbs, exotic vegetables

Claudia Gardner, Hospitality Jamaica Writer:

Culinary experts have renewed calls for Jamaica's farmers to produce more herbs and exotic vegetables to meet the huge, unfulfilled demands of the tourism industry.

The call comes as the sector strives to satisfy the requests of a growing number of clients with special dietary needs.

"What has been happening in the world in the past 10 to 20 years, we realise, is an increase in food illnesses and allergies among visitors. One of the biggest allergens is gluten," said Conrad Moore, executive sous chef at Sunset Resorts, during an aquaponics workshop staged by INMED Caribbean under the Jamaica Adaptive Agriculture Programme (JAAP), at the Knockalva Agricultural School in Hanover, last Thursday.... read more

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