Brazilian berries pose rainforest threat

Growing popularity of Acai berry, a so-called superfood, is providing both jobs and ecological challenges in Amazon.

    In the Brazilian Amazon, the Acai berry is creating a farming boom. Indigenous groups discovered the benefits of the Acai more than a century ago, and now it has taken off in the rest of the world.

    However, the global phenomenon of the "superfood" is causing concern for the health of the rainforest.

    Al Jazeera's Gabriel Elizondo reports from Belem, in northern Brazil.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    There are a number of reasons why Beijing continues to back Maduro's government despite suffering financial losses.