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Endangered Edibles: a Gift from Indigenous Peoples and the Amazon Rainforest

In a previous post, I wrote about my experiences traveling into the Amazon rainforest. A year before my trip to South America, I traveled to Mexico! I had enrolled in a class called Ecosystem Restoration at SUNY-ESF. The hook for me was an advertised trip to visit the Lacandon Mayan people. I’ll attempt in thisContinue reading “Endangered Edibles: a Gift from Indigenous Peoples and the Amazon Rainforest”

Endangered Edibles: How Wild Foods Contribute to Overall Health Parameters

I’ve been thinking about how wild foods contribute to one’s health. Further questions have arisen over the years, as i’ve contemplated this tremendously important topic. Examples of these internal questions are: Do I need to live outdoors every night to be healthy?Do I need to get sunlight on my skin as I walk 10 milesContinue reading “Endangered Edibles: How Wild Foods Contribute to Overall Health Parameters”

Endangered Edibles: What One Man Chose to Save During a 28-month Nazi Invasion

Prior to the end of World War II in Europe, a man named Nikolai Vavilov and a group of scientists withstood a 28-month long holdout in the city of Leningrad, Russia. They were ordered to protect over 200,000 samples of rare plants, and to keep them from being confiscated by the Nazis. The Nazis atContinue reading “Endangered Edibles: What One Man Chose to Save During a 28-month Nazi Invasion”

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