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Brazil: a biography

A big biography – heading towards 800 pages – for a big country, written with elan by Lilia Scwarcz and Heliosa Starling.   Sean Sheehan   The land known today as Brazil came into existence as a commercial enterprise by Portuguese entrepreneurs, beginning in1500. Just like Michael Corleone in The […]

Flying the vegan flag
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Flying the vegan flag

Once up a time, though not that long ago, veganism was generally considered a quirky but harmless practice of food cranks – now it’s taken seriously and with good reason.   Sean Sheehan   Adopting a lifestyle based on eating plants and their products is being undertaken for various reasons […]