What are some of the vital resources of the tropical rain forest biomes?

25% of the medicine we use comes from plants.  The rainforest is a major source of these plants, and its destruction could ultimately mean tough times for medical researchers, and patients alike.  Other resources of the rainforest include rubber, oils, and food products.  More information can be obtained from the following sites:

Rainforest Medical Foundation
CNN Interactive article on bark
Links for Medicine Man

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