50 Simple Steps to Save the World's Rainforests. How to Save by Kim Henderson

By Kim Henderson

Despite some of the best conservation and environmental policy-making efforts, a minimum of 80,000 acres of tropical rainforest disappear every day. If motion isn't really taken now, specialists estimate that the world's rainforests will normally disappear inside 50 years. at the moment, the destruction of tropical forests is liable for 17 percentage of synthetic carbon emissions—more than what comes from the entire world's vehicles, airplanes and ships mixed! Tropical rainforests desire our help—and that is the place 50 basic Steps to save lots of the World's Rainforests is available in. the way forward for the world's rainforests lies to a wide quantity within the collective palms of shoppers and the way they store, considering call for is what fuels the forces using deforestation—agriculture, logging, and source extraction. during the 50-step trip, you'll find out how, as a client, you'll unwittingly aid rainforest destruction and extra importantly, accurately how one can make diversified offerings that aid save...

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We appreciate the extraordinary inventory of new therapeutic and medicinal plants that may hold the key to reversing all degenerative disease as we know it. In the PBS documentary Return to the Amazon, Jean-Michel Cousteau’s words, “We protect what we value,” continue to ring true. Recognize the value of our living rainforest. We are the guardians. Ultimately our individual choices taken as a collective will determine its future. The real beauty of Kim Henderson’s book is that it is so simple. Following the practical tips and guidelines on these pages can help turn the tide toward a bright future for our rainforests and ourselves.

As we touched on earlier, these are a few of the foods that we enjoy every day that can only be grown in tropical regions. Others include guavas, pineapples, coconut, mangoes, Brazil nuts, cashews and spices such as pepper, cayenne, ginger, vanilla, sugar cane and many more. In addition, there are dozens of foods we now cultivate in temperate climates that originate from the world’s rainforests including figs, oranges, avocados, lemons, grapefruit, tomatoes, corn, potatoes, rice, winter squash and yams.

As the world’s most-traded plant oil, cultivation of palm oil is a major force to be reckoned with and the situation is not easily solved. However, the good news is that your consumer choices have a major impact on how this oil is produced. THE SCOOP Palm oil cultivation is a serious threat to the world’s tropical rainforests, particularly in Southeast Asia. Also known as palm fruit oil, palm kernel oil and palmitate, palm oil is used in 50 percent of all consumer goods including food products such as baked goods and snack foods, cleaning products, beauty products, and biofuels, according to the Rainforest Action Network (RAN).

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