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Solar Cooking & Baking: Tortilla's should not result in barren mountain slope
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Tortilla's should not result in barren mountain slope

Regarding this design initiative for the solar stove. I have no idea if it CAN be done, I only know it HAS to be done. When I was there in the valleys around this lake Atitlan I was horrified by the scale of deforestation.  All these strong man with a huge stack of freshly cut fuel wood on their  backs,  in numbers descending  the mountain slopes. In the villages there are just the peaceful stack of fuel wood drying and when you visit a family there, it is kind of cozy to see them bake the tortillas on the hot metal plate. Easy then to forget the shrinking forrest, still easier when I myself get my little stack of tortillas served in a restaurant, nicely presented in a basket under a home woven colorful cloth.
I hear that it became less tolerated lately to cut fuel wood on the slopes. As far as this regulation works, it will result in more trees to be cut down elsewhere. And in higher cost for daily meals.


Solar Cooking & Baking: Tortilla's should not result in barren mountain slope
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