Pollen Power – Brazil

June 2004 Pollen has been called the only perfectly complete food. It contains proteins, sugars and starch as the main constituents as well as various other substances, including several vitamins and minerals. The proprietor of Operarias do Mel recognised a

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Liquid Growth – Brazil

June 2004 Electricity grids fail to reach many of the rural regions of Brazil and farmers are restricted to growing crops in the six-month rainy season. A local company, Village Ambiental, saw the potential connection between the demand for irrigation

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Doing the Shake – Brazil

November 2004 Water is essential for life. Yet the quality of water available to most of the developing world continues to worsen. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), “at any given time perhaps one-half of all people in the

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Weeds to Wealth – Brazil

December 2004 In the coastal state of Ceará in Brazil, the cultivation, drying and selling of seaweed has been an integral part of daily life for over 30 years. The over-collection of seaweed has now, however, begun to threaten the

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