1. Penny discovered her passion for helping the poor while flying to Latin America as an American Airlines flight attendant. IN the nine years since she founded Miracles in Action, a non-profit, Naples, FL based charity, Penny has coordinated the construction of 46 rural schools, 20 village water...
  2. 25/01/2016 Certaines cultures tropicales contiennent des glycosides cyanogènes, des substances toxiques qui libèrent de l’acide cyanhydrique (HCN, aussi appelé le cyanure ou l’acide prussique) lorsque les cellules sont écrasées. La consommation de ces plantes sans les cuire peut causer un empoisonnement au...
  3. 14/12/2020 Featured in this AN The Martinez Airlift Water Pump Do All Parts of the Chaya Plant Contain Cyanide? Cyantesmo Paper for Detecting Cyanide Job Opportunity at ECHO Asia
  4. 05/04/2016 The mission of Semilla Nueva is to develop locally-led farmer education programs that increase the income, rebuild the soils, and improve the food security of Guatemala’s rural poor. This ECHOcommunity network member organization is using farmer-to-farmer training to empower farmers with the...
  5. 19/11/2014 The world relies on just five crops for more than 50 percent of their food intake.If anything happened to any one of these crops, millions would starve to death.In her presentation Penny will explain why it is important to select underutilized, nutritious crops, and learn everything you can about...
  6. 01/04/2010 ECHO emphasizes the many benefits of growing perennial vegetables. By this we mean vegetables that are planted once and eaten from for years. The benefits are many and can be especially helpful to the families of PLWHA, who have diminished labor availability and perhaps less land and money to...
  7. 20/11/2015 Some tropical crops contain cyanogenic glycosides, toxic substances that release hydrocyanic acid (HCN; also referred to as cyanide) when cells are crushed. Consuming these plants without cooking them can cause cyanide poisoning, with varying effects depending on cyanide levels and how long a...
  8. 18/10/2016 Cory Thede, travaillant sur la côte nord d'Haïti, a envoyé une note sur une plante locale de chaya avec une branche (Figure 8) qui s’est transformée en une variété sauvage piquante. Il a fait le commentaire suivant: «Quand je me suis adossé par inadvertance contre elle, j'ai senti des piqûres et...
  9. 01/01/2014 Penny Rambacher, une nutritionniste agréée qui travaille avec Miracles in Action au Guatemala. Il y a environ huit ans, Martin Price, alors directeur général d’ECHO, avait suggéré à Penny que la réintroduction de la chaya pourrait être une façon importante de lutter contre la malnutrition dans ce...
  10. 19/07/1996 Information about using Chaya to feed pigs.