Jones: Missing out on plants
BARBADOS HAS MISSED excellent opportunities to innovate or recreate some indigenous crops.
This is the view of Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Ronald Jones, who said some vines, other plants and fruits that proliferated in the island had medical and other benefits.
Barbadians could do the research and come up with commercial ventures, he said.
Jones was speaking at the launch of the sixth instalment of the National Innovation Competition. He asked: “What can we do with our plants? How can we make our agriculture production to secondary products? How can we use it in medicine? . . . How do we make a difference in those things?” (LK)