Coca

Cocaine and Rain Forest Loss?

The new threat to rain forests? How about cocaine..coca farming, to be precise. It seems that coca farming (coca is used to produce cocaine), is a major factor in deforestation. In an article written by Brian Handwerk for the National Geographic, ecologist Liliana M. Davalos documented rain forest loss as an indirect result tied to(…)

More

Cocaine and Rain Forest Loss?

The new threat to rain forests? How about cocaine..coca farming, to be precise. It seems that coca farming (coca is used to produce cocaine), is a major factor in deforestation. In an article written by Brian Handwerk for the National Geographic, ecologist Liliana M. Davalos documented rain forest loss as an indirect result tied to(…)

More

Bolivia energises campaign to legalise coca leaf

Bolivia and the US set for more battles over the coca leaf as Evo Morales attempts to overturn legality of the indigenous plant. The Incas chewed it in sacred ceremonies but the United States will be rather less respectful of the coca leaf in a modern ritual: battling Bolivia over drugs policy. The US is(…)

More