Friday, July 10, 2009

Barcoding Trees Save Forests?

"In tropical forests across South America, Africa and Southeast Asia, over a million hardwood trees have had plastic barcodes hammered into them, with the hope that IDing the trees will help with sustainable forestry practices and importation to countries like the US, as well as prevent illegal logging of the coveted hardwoods. Could going the grocery store route slow worldwide deforestation? Check out a video on how the technology works."

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