Breakfast of Biodiversity

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The book Breakfast of Biodiversity was very informative in that it had a lot of facts, but I don’t think that it is the type of book I would just pick up to read by choice.  It is nice that the book is not very biased in its opinions.

I was really happy that they made a point of noting the detrimental effects that can come from the fact that we ignore how our rainforest is deteriorating.  I have been aware of this going on for a while but I think it is something that needs to be addressed.  Tropical rain forests cover only about 7% of the earth’s surface but are home to more than half of all the plant and animal species of the world.  They are also home to a large percentage of the plants used to make medicine.

I also enjoyed the part about the bananas because that information was totally new to me.  I had no idea that something that we enjoy so much and that appears to be so good for us can be so bad on the other hand.  I just can’t believe that the government of Costa Rica lets that go on.

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