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Could mean the end of the coconut industry
on August 26, 2013
I loved the sound of these new coconut products because I embrace raw foods and healthy living. But the raw coconut vinegar & sugar & aminos are not sustainable and in the end could mean the end of the coconut industry.
THINK & READ BEFORE YOU BUY.
I heard about coconut sugar & vinegar from a friend who is a certified nutritionist and was eager to give it a try. These products taste good. But then I read online about how it is not a sustainable industry. People should know this. The bottom line is that once a coconut tree has been converted from producing coconuts to producing coconut sugars and vinegars it cannot go back to producing coconuts for food and oil. The way the sugar & vingar is processed ruins the tree. Coconut plantations throughout the Philappines and Thailand and Asia in general are jumping on the bandwagon to produce coconut sugar and vinegar because it yields a higher price in the global market right now. These products are hot new commodities. However, if you look at the economics, it is not a good thing. You can read more about this on the Tropical Traditions website. I am posting this here so that people can be informed. We have to take care of mother earth. Dates produce great sugar as well as Agave.