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Opinion Gastronomic Tourism:
An Emerging Method To Save
World’s Remaining Forests?

In the past half-century, mankind has destroyed half our planet’s tropical rainforests to harvest timber and make way for cattle, palm, and soybean farms. But forests yield an incredible array of fruits and fibers not found anyplace else, and we don’t have to destroy the forest to harvest them. In fact, “gastronomic tourism” is emerging as a new way to save the forests – and it has a surprising pedigree.

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