The Guardian reports,
The brazil nut – a traditional Christmas stocking filler, coated in chocolate – could become an endangered species if intensive harvesting continues, according to British and international researchers.
Where is the international outrage over this? Personally, I like Brazil nuts a lot more than, say, snail darters or spotted owls. I’m not sure I’ve ever had one coated in chocolate, but it sounds good.
And this would make a fine Monty Python sketch:
The tree can live for more than 500 years, but its survival depends just on one species of female bee and a rodent the size of a rabbit with unusually strong, sharp teeth.