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How to make homemade ginger beer in Costa Rica

Over the last seven years of testing out tropical food species at Costa Rica's Rancho Mastatal, we found that some plants that grow well...

7 natural pest control recipes for the Costa Rica rainy season

As the tropical rains increase in the last quarter of the year, so do the bugs - and for the gardener, that can spell trouble. Here's a collection of natural insect controls you can prepare right in your kitchen.

Nearly 20% of Costa Rican national produce doesn’t meet agrochemical guidelines, study finds

Nearly 65% of fruits and vegetables produced in Costa Rica contain residual traces of agrochemicals, a study from the Pesticide Department of the State Phytosanitary System found. 

Best use for Costa Rican ginger? Delicious homemade ginger beer

Recommended: Shaping Costa Rica's food culture with tourism Over the last seven years of testing out tropical food species at Costa Rica's Rancho Mastatal, we...

Study shows honey has same health effects as high-fructose corn sweetener

"Honey is thought of as more natural whereas white sugar and high fructose corn syrup are processed from the cane or the beet or the corn," said Raatz, whose paper appears in the Journal of Nutrition. "We wanted to find out if they were different. But chemically, they are very, very similar, and that's what it seems to break down to."

An arugula-growing farmer feeds a culinary revolution in Cuba

His goal, he says, is to give Cuban farmers a way to make a living at a time when so many have given up on it and moved to urban areas. "If we don't want foreign companies to come in and dominate Cuban agriculture all over again, that means we need to give Cuban families a way to stay on their farms," said Funes, who grew up at an agricultural research station where his father, a crop scientist, and his mother, a biologist, both worked.

Cultivating pura vida: Cartago launches festival to promote organic agriculture

Fans of organic food rejoice, Cartago will host the first-ever Cultivating Pura Vida Festival this weekend to promote organic and GMO-free produce.

Seven easy, natural pest-control recipes to debug your rainy season

As the tropical rains increase in the last quarter of the year, so do the bugs - and for the gardener, that can spell trouble. Here's a collection of natural insect controls you can prepare right in your kitchen.

New Saturday afternoon organic market to open in Zapote

Love organic produce, but don't love getting up at the crack of dawn every weekend to go to the market? San José organic food lovers can add a new afternoon produce fair to their list starting in September, as the Feria Orgánica El Trueque expands into the southeastern San José neighborhood of Zapote.

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