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Pork? Deforestation?

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Submitted by yuval Brandstetter MD (Israel), Mar 10, 2014 at 08:49

i find the putative pork to deforestation untenable. Jews did not eat pork for two millennia before Islam's injunctions and the land did not become deforested or a desert. In fact in todays Israel the tree line moving south at a steady rate whereas in Africa its marching north at ten kilometers annualy, leaving behind a widening desert. The reason Muslims deforest land is because they dont care for the land, they have no specific attachment to a homeland unless to deny it to others. Thus they despoil the land till exhaustion and move on.

The eastern and southern shores of the mediterranean which are prone to desertification depending on land husbandry due to climate did suffer from over grazing and tree cutting and the black goat which prefers to uproot rather than just graze. With the advent of Jewish res--settlement of the Holy Land these trends were reversed so that now its truly flowing with milk and honey regardless of the climate

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Argue this point with the geographer Xavier de Planhol, who lives in Paris, not with me.

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