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Rainforest razed so cattle can graze

Date : 31st January 2009, Source : Reuters Link to News Story



Scenes like this, with vast tracts of Amazonian rainforest razed to make way for cattle, are to become more common in Brazil as it continues its drive to expand its beef export industry, according to environmentalists. Green activists say that country's determination to double its share of the world beef market is likely to undermine its new targets for halting Amazon rainforest destruction and reducing carbon emissions.

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/rainforest-razed-so-cattle-can-graze-1521677.html





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