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Biocultural Heritage: The Foundation of a Sustainable Economy

06 Jul 2015

Article by Claudia Múnera, originally published by The Daly News | March 17th 2014

Research in Nicaragua suggests that recognising the value of biocultural heritage is key to protecting forests from economic pressures.

Porta Palazzo in the city of Turin, Italy, is recognized as the largest open air market in Europe. Visiting this market provides a unique experience: vendors in all directions offer a seemingly endless supply of breads, pastas, meats, poultry, fish, vegetables, herbs, and olives. The kaleidoscope of colors and jumble of aromas threaten to overload the senses. Italians and foreigners alike gather here to find the foods they want – whether it’s a local ingredient for a traditional Italian dish or something exotic to summon the tastes of a faraway home.

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