Tag archive for ‘agriculture’
He’s a Cowboy on the Steppes
The title is for all you Jimmy Buffet fans. Once again, for some reason, the program to bring US and Canadian beef cattle, as well as expertise, to Kazakhstan is hitting the press. The Moscow Times via Reuters has a nice article up about Michael Slattery, a cowboy from Nebraska, currently working at a cattle [...]
Am I Going Bananas?
According to an article on Eurasianet, a Kazakh farmer in South Kazakhstan managed to grow 2000 bananas in a greenhouse. Apparently they’re small but sweeter than normal bananas. This could be the start of Kazakhstan as an alternative, closer (and therefore cheaper) source of tropical fruits for Russia and Europe! I really hope I can [...]
Not to suddenly harp on food, but I had an interesting conversation the other day with a group of colleagues. I mentioned in an earlier post that one stereotype here of the US is that our meat does not taste good (I put this down to differences in what constitutes properly cooked meat). Another is [...]
US Meat Will Have to Do
I’ve been enjoying reading the news about a new program to import US and Canadian beef cattle to Kazakhstan in order to improve the stock here. One of the common stereotypes in Kazakhstan about the US is that American meat tastes awful while Kazakhstan meat is very good. Now I have a theory on this: [...]