Environmental cost of cocaine
On the BBC4 Today show this morning the Colombian vice-president Francisco Santos Calderon highlighted the environmental costs of cocaine.
He said that 1 gram of cocaine is responsible for destroying 4 square metres of rainforest. Yet another good reason for not taking the drug even for recreation.
There are lots of other reasons for not providing a market for a product that is responsible for devestating a country but I hadn't realised the cost to the rainforest.
BBC News article from May.