It's Twice The Size Of Alaska And Might Hold The Cure For Cancer. So Why Are We Destroying It?

Andrea Garcia-Vargas

My mom taught me something very important: Don't bite the hand that feeds you. Unfortunately, we're doing just that with the one forest that could possibly hold the medical magic to get rid of cancer. It's gotten better in recent years, but there's still so many more ways we could be protecting it.

FACT CHECK TIME!

Our fact-checkers would like to note that if Amazonia were a country, it looks like it would fall in seventh place, between Australia and India, not ninth place.

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