ENVIRONMENT: Afro-Brazilian Communities Recover Jucara Palm

Jul 14, 2008 Full story: Inter Press Service

ELDORADO, Brazil, Jul 12 - The jucara, a palm tree in danger of becoming extinct due to over-exploitation of its edible heart, is beginning to recover thanks to sustainable management by the Afro-Brazilian ...

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Toltec

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#1 Jul 18, 2008
Wow! What a wonderful example of intelligent care for other life forms. The whole world could gain by learning of these folks efforts to save a plant. Some might think so what?

Our earth and its life can be compared in illustration to a 747 jet. This jet can loose many rivets and still fly. But there comes a point when if it looses enough rivets it will crash. So too with life on earth. We are all intrically connected. We can loose many life forms but there comes a point when one more lose
and all life dies. Global warming is not the main issue. The main issue is POLLUTION. This is what is altering our DNA and creating sterilization of life.

see; Our Stolen Future: Are We Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence, and Survival?--A Scientific Detective Story by Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, and John Peter Meyers

The Industrial Revolution ushered in a lot of nice toys and some really convenient products. But with this book, we see that the end results of our mad-dash to make and remake the world using our new scientific know-how is taking a huge toll on human health: Sperm counts are plummeting, cancer-rates are sky high, the immune system is being undermined, and hormone-mimics are quite possibly eroding our intelligence and altering our behavior. Without realizing it, we have put ourselves in grave peril, and ironically enough it is a cadre of scientists (life scientists, that is, ecologists and biologists) who are sounding the wake-up call -- ironic because it was their ilk, the chemists and scientific industrialists, who brought us pesticides, PCBs, and other toxic substances in the first place. The sad fact is, we all have these substances in our body now. There is no way to escape the new, chemicalized environment we have constructed. So in other words, there is no getting off this joy ride.

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