tribes can get anything they need from their homeland. The many different
plants and animals found in the rain forest provide meals, houses, clothes,
medicines, tools and cosmetics.
We also use
rainforest products. Many fruits, nuts, and cereals that fill our
supermarket shelves originated in the rainforest. The chicken as we know
it began its life on the forest floor. The most expensive hardwoods, like
teak, mahogany and ebony, come from the rainforest trees.
rainforest products includes tea, coffee, cocoa, rubber, and many types of
A quarter of
all medicines found in our drug stores owe their origins to rainforest plants