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Project Idea No. 995
By: Emery Hoos from Carrboro High School, North Carolina

Solving Deforestation through Seeds and Trees

Genetically modified crops can solve some of the deforestation issues in the Amazon rainforest by decreasing the amount of land needed for agriculture, therefore reducing the harmful effects deforestation has on global climate change. Additionally, fruit trees can reforest land and provide incomes to families in need, ultimately helping to reduce economic inequalities.

Focus on Colombia

This project addresses the following sustainability goals in Colombia: