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Nopalitos, Mucilage, Fiber, and Cochineal

Carmen Sáenz-Hernández, Joel Corrales-García, and Gildardo Aquino-Pérez

in Cacti: Biology and Uses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520231573
eISBN:
9780520927889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231573.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter discusses some of the important uses of the cactus plant. Cacti are important as a vegetable, as a dietary supplement, and as the host for the red-dye-producing cochineal. A common use ... More


Eating Insects: Naturally!

Arnold van Huis, Henk van Gurp, and Marcel Dicke

in The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166843
eISBN:
9780231536219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166843.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter presents six more insect delicacies. The scale insect cochineal from Peru produces a red dye called carmine, which is used for coloring candies, alcoholic drinks, and surimi (imitation ... More


The Sierra Juárez of Oaxaca: Mobile Landscapes, Political Economy, and the Fires of War

Andrew S. Mathews

in Instituting Nature: Authority, Expertise, and Power in Mexican Forests

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016520
eISBN:
9780262298537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016520.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter focuses on the effects of the political economy on Sierra Juárez landscapes, forests, and indigenous political institutions. It describes the area’s vegetation, climate regimes, and ... More


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