Should the Amazon Rainforest
be saved or should the countries involved be able to
use and develop it in any way they wish?
The Amazon Rainforest provides many
important benefits to the world. Cutting down the Rainforest
offers the countries involved the chance to sell valuable
resources to help its people and reduce national debt.
Date: 11-22-00 11:20
There are many reasons to save the rainforest but one of
the most important ones is the medicines you get from plants.
You can get a lot of cures for bad diseases from plants only
found in the rainforest. Two drugs found in plants from a
rainforest have helped save 8 out of 10 kids from dying of
Leukemia. We are lucky we discovered this plant before it
was completely extinct. I wonder what other rare plants that
are no longer there could have helped cure other diseases.
Experts have found over 3,000 plants that are active against
cancer cells and 70% are found only in rainforests. If the
rainforest is destroyed maybe we will also destroy the cure
for Cancer and Aids. Save the rainforest and save lives!
Tacie, Age 9
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