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Biting the head off a four-inch grub comes with a unique set of challenges

Biting the head off a four-inch grub comes with a unique set of challenges | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Biting the head off a four-inch grub comes with a unique set of challenges. These wrinkly white insects—offspring of the Rhynchophorus palmarum beetle—have viscous guts the consistency of melted bu...

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Caroline Ivy's curator insight, March 26, 2015 9:53 AM

This article is about how deforestation in Peru is threatening an important local food source.

 

Deforestation is not a very new concept; demands for lumber, wood fuel, and construction material are often much louder than those for environmental caution. But by cutting down these vital palm trees (estimated about 17,000 last year) a white grub that is a staple in local diets and often exported to neighboring areas is threatened, and therefore threatening many livelihoods and families who rely on this grub for food. Deforestation around the world is like this. Rain forests have an important role in many economies, and are not just tourist destinations.

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We Are What We Eat: Foraging in the Amazon Rainforest

We Are What We Eat: Foraging in the Amazon Rainforest | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
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The Great Amazonian Pantry: How Eating the Products of the Rainforest Could ... - Huffington Post

The Great Amazonian Pantry: How Eating the Products of the Rainforest Could ... - Huffington Post | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it
Peru is uniquely positioned to provide a model for the world of how a country can use its own resources -- like the exotic fruits of the forest -- and culture to sustain itself....
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Brazil's star chef Alex Atala visits the Amazon – gallery

Brazil's star chef Alex Atala visits the Amazon – gallery | Rainforest EXPLORER:  News & Notes | Scoop.it

"Alex Atala is one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people on the planet and the number one chef in South America. His work championing the people and produce from the Amazon is key to his achievements: Observer Food Monthly joined him as he travelled to Manaus and São Gabriel da Cachoeira"

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The amazing, edible, amazon brought to you by South America's "Top Chef" Alex Atala!

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