1) Use a Condom, 2) Have Sex, 3) Save the Rainforests.

Via Merete Mueller
on Oct 12, 2008
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The Brazilian government is now making condoms from rubber trees that grow in the Amazon. The state-run rubber condom farm, which will be known as “Natex,” will help to generate a source of income for locals that doesn’t involved moving down the rainforest to raise cattle or crops. The rainforest-made condoms will also wean the country off its dependence on imported condoms and promote save sex in a country with a high rate of AIDS.

Read more via bbc.com


About Merete Mueller

Merete is a writer and filmmaker, and was once-upon-a-time the Managing Editor of elephant journal's print incarnation, from 2006-2008. Today, you can find her on Twitter @meretemueller and on her blog To The Bones. Her first documentary, "TINY: A Story About Living Small", about people who have downsized their lives into homes the size of a parking space, premiered at SXSW in March 2013.


2 Responses to “1) Use a Condom, 2) Have Sex, 3) Save the Rainforests.”

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  2. Rain says:

    Any chance you guys need an editor for your online submissions?
    I count three easily correctable errors in the above article.. off the top of my head.