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Demise of the Bees

Demise of the Bees

By Dave Goulson — The Mark News — Bees are important; together with other less known insect pollinators, they pollinate three quarters of the crops we grow in the world. Tomatoes, blueberries, zucchini, strawberries, melons, coffee and cacao –  to name just a few – all rely on pollination by insects. […]

Hatun Phajcha — Getting the Word Out on Peru’s Super Foods

Hatun Phajcha — Getting the Word Out on Peru’s Super Foods

Delia Ackerman has set herself a challenge.  The award-winning filmmaker is going beyond Peru’s gastronomic boom to highlight and revalue the traditional knowledge and amazing nutritional value of the “super foods” farmed for hundreds, even thousands of years in the Andes.  Some of these foods are now famous, but there […]

INEI: Peru’s economy up 3.63 percent in January

Peru’s economy grew by 3.63 percent in January compared to the same month in 2009, the National Statistics and Information Institute, or INEI, said in a statement. The increase in Peru’s gross domestic product was led by the country’s construction sector, which expanded by 10.17 percent. Construction’s growth in January […]

City of Juliaca launches quinoa consumption campaign to tackle malnutrition

The highland city of Juliaca and local schools launched a campaign this week, aimed to increase children’s consumption of quinoa – a grain-like seed crop – in a concerted effort to tackle malnutrition in the region. “Nowadays we export quinoa to North America, Japan, Germany, while we are negligent about […]

by · July 9, 2009 · 0 comments · Agro, Health Care