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Global Nomad — By jcampos on May 21, 2010 at 9:10 pm

What To Do With Bamboo? Asia

Not only is bamboo the fastest growing woody plant on earth, it is also the fastest growing woody plant on earth. Originating in Asia, bamboo has long been used for food, shelter, water filtration and medicinal use. If it were not for the shoots and leaves of the bamboo plant, the Giant panda native to China would lack the required food stuff to thrive in the cold temperatures of the Chinese mountains.

As bamboo is capable of reaching it’s full level of growing potential each season, many logging industries have turned away from traditional wood to bamboo for its sheer sustainability and versatility.

Today, western industries have risen above expectations by introducing products made of bamboo including bicycle frames, exotic cuisine, clothing and endless decorative accents.

2010 Copyright, Jennifer Campos


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