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Brazil cracks down on illegal Amazon farm products

Date : 21st December 2007, Source : ENN



BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil has banned the sale of farm products from illegally deforested areas in the Amazon in an attempt to reverse months of increasing destruction in the world's largest rain forest, officials said on Friday. A decree signed by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday imposes fines for buying or trading goods such as beef or soy produced on illegally deforested properties.

http://www.enn.com/ecosystems/article/27996





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