Future of the Environment

Here's what happened when 7 kids from the city were sent to live in a rainforest

A family travels by canoe on the Maranon river in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in the Amazon jungle March 28, 2008. The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is located in Peru's Amazon region, 93 miles (150 km) from Iquitos city. The reserve is the largest in Peru and the second largest in the Amazon region. The great size of the reserve assures that it will be ecologically and genetically representative of the region, with an abundance of virtually unchanged areas. Approximately 47,000 people live in the reserve and are located mainly along its edges in villages. Picture taken March 28, 2008.  REUTERS/Mariana Bazo (PERU)

Big changes to the microbiome. Image: REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

Neal Buccino
Associate Director of Public and Media Relations, Rutgers University
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 Researchers followed a group of urban adults and children during a visit to this Venezuelan rainforest village, to see how their gut microbes would change.
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