I had no idea we were doing this in other countries, for BURGERS !!!!!!!!!!
"Area of tropical rainforest destroyed for the production of each fast-food hamburger made from rainforest beef: 55 square feet."
(Denslow, Julie, and Padoch, Christine, People of the Tropical Rainforest, University of California Press, 1988, pg 169) [02.08.08.01]
[color="Red"]"Rainforest beef is typically found in fast food hamburgers or processed beef products. In both 1993 and 1994 the United States imported over 200,000,000 pounds of fresh and frozen beef from Central American countries. Two-thirds of these countriesí rainforests have been cleared, primarily to raise cattle whose stringy, cheap meat is exported to profit the U.S. food industry. When it enters the United States, the beef is not labeled with its country of origin, so there is no way to trace it to its sources."
(Rainforest Action Network) ("Seven Things You Can Do to Save the Rainforest," Rainforest Action Network Factsheet, http://www.ran.org/ran/info_center/factsheets/
"Growing imports of beef by the United States from southern Mexico and Central America during the past 25 years has been the major factor in the loss of about half of the tropical forests there --- all for the sake of keeping the price of hamburger in the United States about a nickel less than it would have been otherwise."
(MacArthur Foundation Report) (Raven, Pwerter, We're Killing Our World: The Global Ecosystem in Crisis, MacArthur Foundation, Illinois, 1987, pg 8) [02.08.08.03]
"Number of species of birds in one square mile of Amazon rainforest: More than exist in all of North America."
(Gore, Al, Earth In Balance: Ecology and the Human Spirit, Plume, New York, 1993, pg 23) [02.08.08.04]
"Life forms destroyed in the production of each fast-food hamburger made from rainforest beef: Members of 20 to 30 different plant species,100 different insect spcies, and dozens of bird, mammal and reptile species."
(Denslow, Julie, and Padoch, Christine, People of the Tropical Rainforest, University of California Press, 1988, pg 169) [02.08.08.05]