How Green Is That Garden? With Oil Revenue, Venezuela is Pushing Organic Agriculture

The state-initiated Organopónico Bolivar I is the first urban, organic garden to show its green face in Caracas, Venezuela. The country now imports about 80 percent of the food that it consumes. To Noralí Verenzuela, the garden’s director, the new greenery represents a positive step. "People are waking up," she says. "We’ve been dependent on McDonald’s and Wendy’s for so long."