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Man with snails, ‘prekese’ in luggage from Ghana detained at JFK Airport

– – A man was detained briefly last week after arriving at JFK Airport with luggage full of snails, dried beef, turkey berry, carrot, oxtail, medicinal leaves and prekese, a traditional African spice and medicinal plant product. Customs officials found the items in the man’s luggage when he arrived on a flight from Ghana. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists were however concerned about the giant African snails found in the luggage. They considered the snails highly invasive, consuming at least 500 types of plants, wreaking havoc on tropical and…

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Trisolace: Creating agribusiness opportunities for young Ghanaians

– – For years, young people especially in Africa did not have the interest in creating business opportunities in Agriculture as they consider the sector unattractive and not worth the needed investment. That is however changing in countries like Ghana where a company called Trisolace Farms is helping to young people fall in love with snail and mushroom farming. Trisolace Farms trains, provides input and buys back produce from those that benefit from its services. Photo: Facebook / Trisolace Farms Organizations interested in snail raising education for their members, made…

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