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How pulque is made by Julia Taylor

Years ago, rows of maguey plants at various ages lined the edges of agricultural plots, like living fences that held soil in place. Now these rows have gaps in them. As magueys mature and die, no one plants new ones to take their place. Those that mature are often allowed to produce the spectacular flower stalks rather than being harvested. Finally, an entire field of magueys in cultivation is a very rare site indeed.

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Tears of the maguey: Is pulque really a dying tradition? Julia Taylor

If pulque can create such positive results in all of our daily lives, why is it in danger of extinction? What happened to pulque? It appears to be the victim... read more
Published or Updated on: May 21, 2011 by Julia Taylor © 2011
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