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Raul Nieto, is a biologist and the director of The ITAPOA PROJECT based in the Choco region of Colombia and Ecuador. He has been working on this project since 1989. The ITAPOA PROJECT conbines scientific research, conservation and culture of the region. The goal of the project is to save habitat for amphibians in danger of extinction thru doing research, helping people cultivate organic cacao in deforested areas in order to get a better profit and to stop selling the primary forest trees to logging companies. They are planting African palms and trying to stop the growing of illicit crops, while building cattle ranches for livestock. They are making chocolate from the cacao, along with other products, and working to find markets for the products. Another goal of the project is to help connect the culture and musical culture of the region to their environment. www.itapoaproject.com
Grilled Banana, Mango and Pineapple with Rum Molasses Glaze 4 Organic Bananas- cut in half lengthwise, peels left on ½ ripe pineapple (organic, if possible), cut into slices about 1/2 “ thick 2 Organic Mangos, cut in half and pitted 3 Tbs. Oil For Glaze ¼ cup dark rum ¼ cup organic pomegranate molasses ¼ cup coconut oil 2 Tbs. lime juice
To make Glaze In a small saucepan, combine the coconut oil, rum, molasses and lime juice. Cook over med. heat, until combined, and flavors are blended To Grill Fruit Brush fruit with oil and spray grill rack. Lay cut side down in grilling rack, and cook over fire for 2 minutes. Flip fruit, brush with glaze, and cook 1 minute longer.