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Leonardo DiCaprio Invests Millions in Ecuadorean Tea

The Ecuadorean company Runa sells guayusa, a caffeinated tea native to the Amazon Rainforest.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is investing in an Ecuadorean company that produces tea from Amazon guayusa leaves, his latest support for environmentally sustainable projects in the South American nation.

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“Proud to invest in and join Runa in supporting Indigenous people of the Amazon whose futures are at risk as their native lands are exploited for natural resource and agricultural development,” the actor said in an Instagram post.

DiCaprio is also donating his shares in the company to the guayusa farmers working with Runa, noting that the future of such farming communities across the world is at risk as their native lands are exploited for commercial development.

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