Friday, March 07, 2008

Rainforests Needed for 25 Percent of Drugs

During an argument about environmental protection, a friend of mine asked, "Who cares? Why spend resources protecting things like reefs, rainforests and rivers?" Well, here you go, friend. CNN reports this week that, "25 percent of western pharmaceuticals are derived from rainforest ingredients."

But that's not even the kicker. Check this out. "Less than 1 percent of rainforest trees and plants have been tested for their medicinal properties." Imagine the possibilities. Is this sinking in? If 25 percent of our drugs come from the 1 percent of rainforest plants that we've studied, think for a minute what potential miracles remain.

That's why you protect the environment. We don't know enough about it yet. We're basically walking out of the theater here before the first act is through.

8 comments:

Văn Sát said...

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