FOOD FROM THE FOREST!


Unscramble the names of these common foods and seasonings that originated in tropical rain forests:

mostoest

albck rppepe

sanbnaa

crie

tpesanu

nanmocni

kpipraa

geranos

ecahcoolt (made from cacao)


FACTS:

  • Scientists believe that about 75,000 plant species have parts that we could eat. Our current food crops are based on only about 30 species.
  • Scientists believe that the world’s remaining rain forests are disappearing at the rate of about 50 million acres per year.

    (Augusta Chronicle: April 18, 1994)
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