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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Boycott Called for Soybeans Coming from the Deforested Amazon Region of Brazil

Boycott Called for Soybeans Coming from the Deforested Amazon Region of Brazil

Date : 14th February 2008, Source : ENN



The greatest emerging threat to Amazon rainforests and communities is industrial soy plantations. Huge mechanized, soy monocultures destroy tropical ecosystems, accelerate climate change and cause human rights abuses primarily to produce agrofuel and livestock feed. The soya industry wipes out biodiversity, destroys soil fertility, pollutes freshwater and displaces communities. Soybean production expands the agricultural frontier not only through fire and deforestation to clear ancient rainforests, but more importantly by pushing cattle ranches and displacing forest peoples further into natural rainforest ecosystems.

http://www.enn.com/agriculture/article/31187





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