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About Haiti.

Posted by: MDG on December 29, 1999 at 10:53:05:

In Reply to: Haiti posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on December 27, 1999 at 13:40:57:

: 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.

Haitian deforestation was caused in large part by people's need for fuel in the absence of petroleum. Hurricane Floyd's devastation in Honduras was due in part to deforestation from cattle pasturing. Two distinct reasons, same awful consequences.

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