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Food for thought

Posted by: Frenchy on December 30, 1999 at 11:21:08:

In Reply to: About Haiti. posted by MDG on December 29, 1999 at 10:53:05:

: : 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.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$Interesting. From this I wonder if you would conclude that the Exxons of the world can serve a useful purpose, ie; saving the land when that outweighs other considerations.
Food for thought; could the inhabitants of Easter Island been saved IF they had access to oil?

: Hurricane Floyd's devastation in Honduras was due in part to deforestation from cattle pasturing. Two distinct reasons, same awful consequences.

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$That's bad. But how in the world do you get people to do something that in the short term, from their perspective, is not to their advantage?

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