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We went up to a lookout over the valley below Lamas. This area was all forest and jungle, and it really looks poor now. Coffee is as much to blame as anything: to grow Organic coffee poor farmers burn jungle, then plant. Buying Organic Peru can mean you are aiding in forest desctruction as much as anything. What we are seeing here is not the case, since below is not coffee land. And at least with coffee land they save some shade trees when they burn it. You can see 2 active fires in the picture. For Yuca they burn it all.