Home
Subscribe (free)
About NaturalNews
Contact Us
Write for NaturalNews
Media Info
Advertising Info
Acai

Demand for acai berries may help save the rainforests

Thursday, December 21, 2006 by: Jerome Douglas
Tags: acai, superfoods, Amazon rainforest


Most Viewed Articles
https://www.naturalnews.com/021331_acai_superfoods.html
Delicious
diaspora
Print
Email
Share

(NewsTarget) The acai superfruit from the Amazon rainforest is shaping up to be one of the most potent antioxidants available to the health conscious. But not all acai is ethically equal, according to one distributor.

The Brazilian government estimates that the Amazon forest will have lost 25 percent of its original area by 2020. While this is a large problem for the acai, a change of that magnitude would be disastrous not only for the ecosystem of the region, but for the world's climate as well.

Large pieces of the Amazon rainforest have been disappearing for quite a while due to the practice of logging and unsustainable farming that leads to more logging. Cattle ranching and soybean farming are the two main industries for which trees are cleared.

Unless there are financial and social incentives to keep the Amazon rain forest standing, no amount of rules and regulations can stop the destruction of the home of superfoods like acai, according to officials. The growing demand for acai and other fruits like it could turn that around.

The ašai started its appearance in North America due in large part to trendy juice bars and nutraceutical beverages, and by all accounts these trends are continuing and even expanding.

In addition to the acai fruit, the World Wildlife Fund estimates the Amazon rainforest holds approximately 30 percent of the world's plant species. In addition, the Amazon River is the world's largest water basin, with a flow volume equal to 20 percent of the joint volume of all rivers on the planet.

"The Amazon rainforest is filled with healing superfoods and medicinal plants. The more we recognize and promote these plants in North America, the more valuable the Amazon rainforest is alive rather than dead," explained Mike Adams, a consumer health advocate and author of Superfood Smoothies, a book that uses Amazon rainforest ingredients in blended smoothie recipes.

"Conventional medicine and the FDA are trying to shut down the supplements industry, using censorship, intimidation and propaganda to tell consumers that supplements are useless or dangerous, but the truth is that the Amazon rainforest contains all the medicine we really need, and the medicine of the Amazon makes conventional medicine obsolete. That's why modern medicine is so afraid of allowing food and supplement manufacturers to tell the truth about what their products can to do prevent or even reverse chronic disease," says Adams.

###


Join the Health Ranger's FREE email newsletter
Get breaking news alerts on GMOs, fluoride, superfoods, natural cures and more...
Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time. | Learn more...

comments powered by Disqus

Get alerted on heavy metals and pesticide test results for foods and supplements

Natural News is about to begin releasing lab test results for off-the-shelf food, supplement and pet food products, covering heavy metals, nutritive minerals, pesticides and herbicides. These details will be released exclusively to Natural News email newsletter subscribers (FREE) and will NOT be publicly posted on the website. To be alerted, join our free email newsletter now, and watch for lab test results in the weeks ahead.

Enter your email address below to subscribe to our email announcement list (but don't use gmail). Your privacy is protected and you can unsubscribe at any time. If you don't join our email list, you may never see our valuable content again via Facebook, Google or YouTube. CENSORSHIP has now reached EXTREME levels across the 'net. The truth is being suffocated. Subscribe now if you want to escape the delusional bubble of false reality being pushed by Google and Facebook.

Once you click subscribe, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free subscription.