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Be a responsible consumer and buy sustainable rainforest products. It CAN make a difference if the rainforest is to be saved from destruction. What really is sustainability? It is when the functions and processes of an ecosystem can be maintained (or sustained) while meeting the needs of the present and without compromising the needs of future generations. Most present economic models ignores environmental degradation when assessing profits. For an economy like ours in the U.S. whose growth and health is defined by the intensive exploitation of natural resources, we MUST integrate principles of sustainability if we are to survive.

As we promote products like those listed below, be aware that there is a limited amount which can be consumed. The concept of sustainability transcends the traditional rules of "supply and demand" as each ecosystem determines the ceiling of its productivity. Overconsumption is a driving force behind deforestation. The primary question for us must be, not which herbal supplement, ice cream, or candy should I buy, but, do I need to buy this?

There are many factors that must be taken into consideration. The first step is to support the land and resource rights and economies of indigenous peoples. These knowledgeable people have inhabited rainforests for millenia without destroying them. We need them to teach us how to use the forests without damaging them. There are medicines, foods and other unknown treasures that can be harvested without jeopardizing the future. Preserving indigenous cultures is key to saving the rainforest. Those from developed countries have much to learn from indigenous peoples in terms of our relationship with the Earth. By respecting and allowing them to lead the way towards a true, stable utilization of this bountiful resource, if they choose to utilize it in any commercial way at all, we have the potential of achieving true sustainability.

Being a responsible consumer is hard work. How can you tell if a product has been sustainably harvested? It is difficult. Ask questions. Find out where your purchases really come from. Where are your dollars really going? Who is benefitting from the profit? Is any of the profit returned to the indigenous people supplying rainforest products or raw materials? How much? Who receives the funds there? As a consumer, you are directly affecting the economy and ecology of the globe. You do have power - it's called purchasing power! Use it!

Please note: the company, Raintree Nutrition, Inc., is no longer in business (as of December 31, 2012). This Raintree wesbite is now owned by Leslie Taylor and it does not offer any herbal or dietary supplement or plant product for sale. This is an information only website. The following links are to other companies offering products made from rainforest plants, fruits, or other ingredients. By clicking on the links below, you will leave the Raintree website and no warranty or implied recommendation nor endorsement is made for these independent companies or their products.

Companies Selling Rainforest
Medicinal Plants and Herbal Supplements

Rainforest Pharmacy
P.O. Box 771686
Miami Fl 33177
877 210-1560

Amazon Therapuetic Laboratories
PO Box 446
Murphy, Oregon 97533
Website or Website
541 846-6222

P.O.BOX 48164
St. Petersburg, Fl. 33743
E mail: info@tropilab.com
877 808-9410

Nurses for Safer Access
28200 Hwy 189, Suite C-205
Lake Arrowhead, CA. 92352
800 974-4274

Nutramedix, LLC.
2885 Jupiter Park Drive, Suite 1600
Jupiter, FL 33458
Phone: 800 730-3130

Botanical Preservation Corps
PO Box 1368
Sebastopol, CA 95473

Whole World Botanicals, Inc.
PO Box 322074 Ft. Wash. Station
New York NY 10032
Phone: 877 885-5517

Amazon Discovery
257 Lafayette St
Tamaqua, Pa 18252
Phone: 570 668–3491

Amazon Hub
Phone: 800 432-4006

25 Main St. Building 6
Belleville, NJ 07109
973 759-2002

Trivita / Amazon Herb
16100 N Greenway Hayden Lp.
Suite #950
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: 800 344-8797

In Europe:

AMC Pharma Limited
BCM, box 4748

Phone: 0044 207-531-6879

Naturvitae AG
English: http://www.naturvitae.com/UK/
Italian: http://www.naturvitae.com/IT/
German: http://www.naturvitae.com/DE/

Able Vitamins
3a Cazenove Road N16 6PA
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)20 3411 4059

Companies Selling Live Rainforest Plants
& Seeds For Growing Plants

P.O.BOX 48164
St. Petersburg, Fl. 33743
E mail: info@tropilab.com
877 808-9410

Top Tropicals
4080 Orange River Loop Rd,
Ft Myers, FL 33905
239 689-5745

Botanical Preservation Corps
PO Box 1368
Sebastopol, CA 95473

Whatcom Seed Company
P.O. Box 40700
Eugene, OR 97404
206 219-6677

Tropical Rainforest Seed Co.
10800 N Canterbury Cv
Hayden, ID 83835

The RainSeed Company
207 Howard Park Ave, Suite 3
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416 767-0649

Large Bulk Suppliers
& South American Exporters of Rainforest Plants

Pebani Inversiones S.A
Av. Julio Bayletti 312 Of. 201
San Borja - Lima 41 Perú
Phone: 511 3460965

Rua Tuiuti, 718 / 720
São Paulo - SP - Brasil
Phone 55 (11) 2091 - 8787

Ecuadorian Rainforest, LLC
25 Main Street
Belleville, NJ 07109
Phone; 973 759-2002

Rainforest Natural Products, Inc.
P.O. Box 771686
Miami Fl 33177
Phone: 305 235-9880

Calle Los Diaconos 175, Sta Felicia
Lima 12, PERU
Phone: (511) 3487138

Peruvian Nature S&S S.A.C.
Calle Las Gardenias Mz I, Lote 12,
Urb. Praderas de Lurín, Lima 16 - Perú
Phone: (511) 7178720

Amazon Forest, Inc.
102 - 106 Hillcrest Ave
Ledgewood NJ 07852
Phone: 973-584-3900

Blue Macaw Flora
R. Vahia de Abreu, 96
04549.000-Vila Olímpia-São Paulo
Phone: +55 (11) 2503 5356

Herboflora Produtos Naturais
Av. Angélica, 2632 - Cj. 74
Higienópolis - 01228-200
São Paulo - SP - BRAZIL
Phone: +55.11 - 3256-3933

Hervaquimica Industry and Commerce
Av. Henry Ford 1130 / 1152
Sao Paulo, 03109901 Brazil
Phone: 55-11-20626210

Brazilian Forest
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Phone: 55 11 3781-6416

Other Sustainable
Rainforest Products

ORG by vio®
P.O. Box 1239
Idyllwild, CA 92549
Website: Website
213 986-5063
Looking for a truly unique gift? Check out the beautiful Amazonian indigenous jewlery and crafts offered here.

6784 Sebastopol Ave.
Sebastopol, CA 95472
888 482-9254
Sells sustainably harvested yerba mate tea and tea accessories.

Chicza Rainforest Gum
The Chicza Rainforest Gum Initiative
Consorcio Chiclero S.C. de R.L.
Chetumal, Mexico
The first certified organic, 100% natural and biodegradable chewing gum using natural gum from the rainforest chicle tree.

Forests of the World, LLC
1410 Cross St.
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 957-1500
This company imports and distributes fairly-traded products made by people living in and around endangered forests worldwide.

One World Projects, Inc.
21 Ellicott Avenue
Batavia, NY 14020-2010
Phone: 716 343-4490
Founded in 1993, One World Projects is perhaps the largest distributor and importer of rain forest products in terms of the types of products and number of producer groups they support. Their primary mission is to develop markets for products made from renewable forest resources which can be harvested in a sustainable manner without damage to the forest ecosystem, while providing rain forest inhabitants with a just means of economic subsistence.

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