On April 4, the world will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the first European Union treaty banning the use of bamboo to grow food.
But it’s not just the date that matters, as the Treaty of Amsterdam sets out the conditions for the use and trade of the bamboo.
The treaty was drafted by a committee of the European Parliament, with the goal of establishing a global framework to prevent the use or abuse of the natural resources of ecosystems.
In its first draft, the EU set up a number of special measures to protect ecosystems, including the establishment of a working group to coordinate efforts against illegal trade.
The document was a huge win for the EU’s farmers, who are often threatened by the illegal trade of bamboo.
As a result, there has been a growing concern among European farmers that a global ban would make it harder to raise the crops they rely on for their livelihoods.
But the International Bamboo Alliance has a solution: the bamboo bridge.
The group argues that the ban on the trade of illegal bamboo will help farmers.
In this photo, two bamboo shoots are grown in a container at the Bamboo Bioscience Laboratory, a facility in the Netherlands.
This is an example of a commercial, legal and illegal trade that has not been regulated by the European Union.
Source: AP / Courtesy: Reuters / Reuters