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African bee expert is mad about bees, honey and changing the status quo

Kenya’s passionate bee expert Jess de Boer, is one to watch as an emerging ChangeLeader in the sustainable world.

I first connected with Jess as the founder of INSPIRED Talks in Nairobi, where local ChangeMakers are invited to share their conscious work with the community.

But I didn’t fully appreciate who she is, until I tasted her spectacular caramel-flavoured raw honey and learned more about her work. Read more

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Healthy delights from Tanzania meet world-class quality Part 2

If you are a smart foodie in Africa, you may understand why I went potty over Irente Delis’ whole oat bars in Dar-es Salaam, and have to broadcast it in this second series of natural goodies available in Tanzania. See part one here.

The organic, nutritionally-dense bars are unique to the region, and made up of East African earthy goodness: local peanuts, baobab flour, fresh coconuts, bananas and dates, created by Austrian Johanna Omere. Read more

Tanzania is a mine for sustainable, natural products: Part One

My first impressions of Dar-es Salaam, Tanzania were of poor infrastructure, crazy traffic, noise and overall chaos.

Nairobi, my hometown, seemed like a sophisticated, calm city in comparison.

But when it comes to organic/natural foods and body care products, Tanzania is clearly the East African leader with its food capital in Dar-es Salaam. I continue to be surprised at discovering how progressive and dynamic it is in this field. Read more