Hügelkultur: tricky on the tongue, astonishing results in the garden
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Home Gardening
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Hügelkultur: tricky on the tongue, astonishing results in the garden

Ed Bernhardt - March 4, 2017

One of the advantages of exhibiting our farm’s herbal products at our local organic market has been the opportunity to talk with other farmers and gardeners. It’s…

U.S. volunteer specialists perform spine surgeries on 11 Costa Rican children
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Costa Rica
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U.S. volunteer specialists perform spine surgeries on 11 Costa Rican children

L. Arias - March 2, 2017

A group of U.S. surgeons and other specialists joined local physicians this week to perform spine surgeries on 11 patients from the National Children’s Hospital in San…

Moringa: small leaves with big nutrition
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Home Gardening
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Moringa: small leaves with big nutrition

Ed Bernhardt - February 3, 2017

Here’s a wonderful addition to the tropical home garden. I’m referring to Moringa (Moringa oleifera ), which is a native tree of Southern Asia, but is now found…

PriceSmart supermarkets in Costa Rica recall frozen tilapia fish
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Costa Rica
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PriceSmart supermarkets in Costa Rica recall frozen tilapia fish

L. Arias - December 29, 2016

PriceSmart called on its customers who purchazed frozen raw tilapia in November to refrain from consuming it and return it to any of its stores to receive a…

Costa Rican researchers look to beat cancer with blackberries
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican researchers look to beat cancer with blackberries

L. Arias - December 12, 2016

Extensive studies have proved that blackberries are high in antioxidant concentrations, but researchers of the Costa Rica Institute of Technology (TEC) are now trying to identify the exact elements that…

Health Ministry confirms 10 deaths caused by influenza virus
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Costa Rica
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Health Ministry confirms 10 deaths caused by influenza virus

L. Arias - December 10, 2016

Health Minister Fernando Llorca reported that 10 people died in Costa Rica due to health complications caused by the influenza virus in the past six weeks. At a…

Diatoms: a pest-control ally from prehistoric times
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Diatoms: a pest-control ally from prehistoric times

Ed Bernhardt - November 19, 2016

Here's a term that will soon become a household word: I'm talking about diatoms. Many gardeners are familiar with D.E., or diatomaceous earth, because it can be…

Costa Rican ants might have the secret to better antibiotics
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican ants might have the secret to better antibiotics

L. Arias - November 6, 2016

An international team of researchers from the University of Costa Rica (UCR), Harvard University and University of Wisconsin-Madison announced the discovery of a molecule produced by Costa…

Costa Rican experts seek to curb increase in breast cancer cases, deaths
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican experts seek to curb increase in breast cancer cases, deaths

L. Arias - October 28, 2016

Cases of breast cancer, the most common type among Costa Rican women, increased 63 percent between 2000 and 2013, while mortality rose 43 percent in the same period,…

Costa Rican plants for aches and pains
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican plants for aches and pains

Ed Bernhardt - October 22, 2016

We all have those days when little aches and pains flare up beyond the comfort zone.  If you’re tired of taking expensive pills and rubbing on synthetic…