Coffee Production is Destroying Tropical Forests and Watersheds
Posted by Meagan Thibeault | Ontario, Canada
Coffee production is a major cause of deforestation, soil loss, and the total disruption of natural watersheds. Coffee production is increasing, which means the agricultural run-off will be increasing. This is already affecting low-lying regions, water supplies, clean power generation; and eventually, as everything is connected, the run-off leads back to the ocean. Forest parks and oceans are connected through the waterways; and as the second-largest commodity next to oil, coffee is also transported by ocean container ships. Honduras is where our coffee research and development is based and it is a well-known breeding ground for whale sharks. Clean coffee should be used to bolster ocean protection. We have the solution and are seeking support everywhere that matters.