Karkala: Cashews in the Making

This past Friday our¬†field visit took us to learn about the occupational hazards that face workers in the cashew industry in South India, with special attention paid to issues regarding contact dermatitis.¬†This factory is one of the largest in the area, with Karkala housing 10 cashew factories. It is the largest exporter to numerous countries … Continue reading

Agumbe: Diversity Conserved

This past Saturday we visited the Agumbe Rainforest Research Station. After a winding path up the mountains (in the same direction we went to Jog Falls), and a hidden bumpy narrow path, we finally found the research station tucked away in the forest. While the rainforest covers only 6% of the landmass of India in … Continue reading