plants db - indigenous

keller ak.and.ak at on-line.de
Mon Dec 31 15:03:59 EST 2001


> The same happened here in the US northwest with yew trees, whose bark has
a
> cancer-treating compound; now the big yews are gone. The sad part was that
> the damage was all done by local people, destroying their own trees to get
> the money paid by drug companies. I suspect the same happened in Cameroon.

Your suspicion is right.

More on this :
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/audiovideo/programmes/crossing_continents/a
frica/newsid_1443000/1443574.stm

Happy new Year
Andreas




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