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kanan honey survey

Please take this survey. It is for our work with Maya Honey cooperatives in MX. Please take a moment to look over the survey and give us feedback on the designs. It is for a good cause and we need your help, feel free to send this survey link to friends. It is moving forward fast...
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kanan honey / miel kanan

This summer we’re working on a project with Fundación Mexico-Estados Unidos para la Ciencia (FUMEC) to develop a union of local honey cooperatives so they can market their honey in México and the US. This project is informed by our earlier project with Lol-Balché in Santa...
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how do you say ‘Got Milk’ en español?

Grupo Gallegos, a Spanish-language advertising firm, is trying to figure out how to market American brands to a diverse Hispanic immigrant population. Will they buy it? By CYNTHIA GORNEY. Published September 23, 2007 in the NY Times. > Read the article.
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what’s in a name?

One of the new challenges of this project is selecting a name for the honey, a product of 4 cooperatives, that we can trademark in Mexico. Because the producers are Maya and the product is one the Maya in general identify closely with, not to mention most people in Yucatán, one...
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honey bee crisis in the US

CBS Television program “60 Minutes” has an excellent segment on the honey bee crisis in the US. Honey bees are responsible for the pollination of approximately 1/3 of US crops. They are the “unsung heroes” of agriculture according to host Steve Croft....
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inauguration of the honey center, cooperativa lol-balche in santa elena

The members of the Lol-Balche honey cooperative in Santa Elena, Yucatan inaugurated their new factory/workshop on June 27, 2007. To view Maria’s blog entry of her participation in this event, click here. To view the images of the event, click here.
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honey labels

Over the summer, we put together a mini-site to get feedback on the project labels. Click here to visit the site. We received some great comments and appreciate the feedback, which we incorporated into revisions. We’ve not yet posted these because of the changes I mentioned...
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honey update

It’s been a while since we’ve updated our blog and a lot of changes have happened. During the summer, the honey project expanded to include three other cooperatives in the state. This is really exciting because the project has the impact to benefit more people. An...
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honey updates coming soon

heya. I am currently gathering all the notes and recent honey project developments, so check back soon to catch up on what has happen since returning from Mexico.
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