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Too Much Crunching on Rainforest Nuts?

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Science  19 Dec 2003:
Vol. 302, Issue 5653, pp. 2049
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5653.2049a

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On page 2112 of this issue, researchers show for the first time that Brazil nut exploitation is preventing many natural stands from reproducing, which is leading to ever older populations of trees that could eventually cause the Brazil nut trade to crash.

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