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I didn’t know that plant could do that…..
June 17, 2010, 12:09 am
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Today we spent another day at the university, but today we got to see their horticulture and agronomy facilities.  Their main focus for their plants where the ones that are used for medical reasons.  There were plants that helped anything from a headache to diabetes.  They also had a really interesting tree that produced pods that contained seeds that when mashed creates a red dye that is used for food coloring, however some students decided to use it as war paint. 

 

While on campus there was, what is called in America, a farmers market.  The Native Brazilians set up tables with the goods they produce, which includes everything from food to jewelry.  We spent the rest of the afternoon gathering information for an assignment from the professionals on campus.  We also did some light shopping before have a delicious Brazilian dinner.

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