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Tim Gaynor


Thomson Reuters Foundation

Tim Gaynor is a freelance contributor for the Thomson Reuters Foundation

January 24, 2023

A clatter of bird call erupts and a few berries fall from the forest canopy high overhead, dislodged by toucans.

Indigenous guide Osvaldo Martinez stoops to pick them up and presses them in his hand to release a pungent scent like cinnamon.

“We use these to flavor a rice pudding that we make,” he explains.