Those who enjoy their pine nuts in salads and in pesto sauce will see shortages soon. The vastness of the Canadian Wilderness and the Tundra of Russia are the traditional harvesting areas but this natural product is also food for the bears who live there. Should we steal their food? The bears are reported to be moving into inhabited areas on both continents in search of food as we are now eating their food in greater quantities: Is it fair to the bear? Can we find a replacement for human consumption?
Adrian Binsted, Editor