There are many claims that bamboo is better for the environment but why exactly are scientists, environmentalists, and agriculturists making these claims?
It important to note that bamboo has a long history of economic and cultural significance, primarily in East Asia and Southeast Asia where it has been used for centuries for everything from building material to food to medicine. There are over 1,000 different species of bamboo growing in very diverse climates throughout the world.
Bamboo's environmental benefits arise largely out of its ability to grow quickly—in some cases three to four feet per day—without the need for fertilizers, pesticides or much water. That's pretty amazing, right?