Sustainable Foodways in Bolivia’s Madidi National Park

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Linking my life’s professional work conserving the Amazon’s wildest places with my personal passion as an amateur cook and foodie seemed too good to be true. Wasn’t this all just a bit too convenient?

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Gustu´s philosophy is to use only Bolivian ingredients, with bold and admirable commitments to environmental sustainability and fair trade with local producers.

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Accompanying the chefs, I was struck by the need for biologists to think about potential edible products more in our inventories, adding gastronomy potential as another lens with which we examine the forest.

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