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