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Kalahari tribe throws weight at Unilever over hoodia rejection

By Shane Starling, 19-Dec-2011 South Africa’s San people say food giant Unilever was working off inaccurate research data when it decided to bin a €20m investment in hoodia gordonii, the Kalahari cactus the San have used for centuries to curb hunger pangs.   CSIR has pooled research about hoodia while the San people have attacked a

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FLORA Labs Bulbine natalensis Verification for Afrigetics Botanicals.

Flora Labs LLC from Oregon has recently completed the world’s first Bulbine natalensis verification. Bulbine natalensis is an indigenous African plant that is traditionally used in South Africa. The tuber is brewed as a tea and taused to improve potency in men (as an aphrodisiac), however it is also used for the treatment of immune deficiency, probably due to

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Sial Show in Paris

Afrigetics cc and Bushmans Wild Food TM recently attended the 2010 Sial Global food marketplace Show in Paris from the 17th to the 22nd of October. Steve Hurt, owner of Afrigetics cc was part of an SMME business delegation selected by SEDA (Small Enterprise Development Association) to attend the show with the aim of introducing

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Natural and Organics show, Johannesburg

Afrigetics recently launched their new WILD FOODS range called Bushmans Wild Food TM at the Natural and Organic Products trade show in Johannesburg. Delivering these products into the South African market is HARREWYN ORGANICS, a company who has built it’s name on being a pioneer of bringing the finest organic produce from around the world in

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Hoodia Growers

Afrigetics Botanicals recently signed a new benefit sharing agreement with the San Bushmen of Southern Africa that ensures a share of the proceeds from the sale of their medicinal plants. Afrigetics specializes in Hoodia cultivation and is a CITES registered grower of protected species. The organic cultivation of their plants ensures high quality, food grade raw

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