- Capitalism and Alternatives -
Posted by: Nikhil Jaikumar ( DSA, MA, USA ) on December 27, 1999 at 13:40:57:
In Reply to: ,Part Three posted by MDG on December 22, 1999 at 16:59:28:
: I haven't examined the Venezuelan flood situation in depth yet, but if it's anything like what happened to Honduras with Hurricane Floyd, then we can safely state that the clearcutting of hills to make room for cattle pasture contributed to the fatal mudslides.
: As the saying goes, meat is murder.
Yes....Except for the fact that Haiti is the most deforested country in the hemisphere, and you can't really blame that on either the US or the meat industry. Meat isn't that common in countries as poor as Haiti, and the deforestation began before US penetration of Latin America was really underway.