The Amazon rainforest is disappearing right before our eyes. In the past 20 years alone, an area the size of two Germanys has been clear cut from this ancient tropical rainforest and this is hardly the full extent of the damage. As the Amazon loses trees, it is also losing its ability to regulate weather patterns which is causing massive droughts in São Paulo, Brazil. To make matters worse, all of the animals native to the Amazon are being put in grave danger as their home is destroyed right in front of them.
Pushed to its limits, this ancient rainforest is crumbling at the hands of humans – leaving us to wonder, what is driving this destruction?
To find that answer, you might not have to look much further than your very own plate.