Using essential oils in cosmetics is not only good for your skin, but it makes sense for many other reasons such as encouraging conservation and ethical trading . . .
Conservation & Environment
Honeybee workers use smell to recognize the species they collect nectar from, so the fact that air pollution disrupts their sense of smell is extremely worrying. Not only are honey bees vital for the production of honey, but they also help to pollinate plants whilst they are foraging. If bees are unable to locate plants […]
Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) member Yvonne Otieno recently interviewed Dr. Alice Muchugi about Warburgia ugandensis, an important medicinal tree species. Warburgia ugandensis is commonly known as East African greenheart and is an important medicinal tree species found throughout East Africa used to treat numerous human and livestock diseases.
“My life has really changed. It used to be that I could never leave the house. Today, I am earning an income and can send my children to school.” These are the words of a woman who has been given a new lease on life, thanks to a cooperative run exclusively by women in Tamanar, […]
Weeds have a greater impact on crop yields than any other pests. Over the past several decades, farmers have continually turned to synthetic herbicides because they are the most effective deterrent against weeds. However, demand for organic food is rising, and public sentiment toward synthetic herbicides is increasingly negative. There is a need — and […]