Save the elephants!
- Just got this announcement from a friend of mine who works in Africa. If
we buy this product, perhaps the needless killing of elephants in Africa
will stop. We also will finally be able to get some hot sauce that is as
strong as we knew in our Peace Corps service.
Zambia: NGO to Launch Hot Sauce Enterprise
The Elephant Pepper Development Trust (EPDT), a non-governmental
organization that teaches farmers to plant elephant pepper chili plants
to deter elephants from raiding crops, will soon launch two hot sauces in
the United States. EPDT promotes the chili peppers as both an elephant
deterrent and a subsistence crop for small farmers, and ensures that
farmers receive a fair price for their product. "Zambezi Red" and
"Baobab Gold" sauces, long available in Southern Africa, will soon be
available in Whole Foods, Safeway and other major retailers. EPDT
receives marketing and other support from USAID's Market Access and Trade
and Enabling Policies Project and the USAID Southern African Global