KUER Local News
Fri December 9, 2005
Kallari Cooperative Brings Ecuador to Utah
By Jenny Brundin
Salt Lake City, UT – For the past three decades, oil companies have targeted Ecuador, siphoning vast reserves from pristine forests deep in the Amazon. In their wake are denuded forests, polluted rivers and an indigenous population that's still impoverished. Those who live in the Ecuadorian rain forest are now refusing to cut deals with oil companies. Nor do they want to rely on logging their rain forests just to pay for their children's school books. So they're turning to America and Europe in search of new markets for new products. One of their stops was in Salt Lake City. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.