When we're all looking for ways to cut back on our carbon footprint, one idea might be to cut out tropical fruits. After all, fruits like mangoes, pineapples and coconuts come from faraway places. But there's no need to quit these fruits quite yet. Yes, they do come from other countries, but buying tropical fruits also means supporting farmers in regions that are adapting to climate change. And since trees absorb carbon emissions, these fruit trees can also help to combat global warming.
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