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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > Concerns over deforestation may drive new approach to cattle ranching in the Amazon

Concerns over deforestation may drive new approach to cattle ranching in the Amazon

Date : 9th September 2009, Source : Mongabay



While you're browsing the mall for running shoes, the Amazon rainforest is probably the farthest thing from your mind. Perhaps it shouldn't be. The globalization of commodity supply chains has created links between consumer products and distant ecosystems like the Amazon. Shoes sold in downtown Manhattan may have been assembled in Vietnam using leather supplied from a Brazilian processor that subcontracted to a rancher in the Amazon. But while demand for these products is currently driving environmental degradation, this connection may also hold the key to slowing the destruction of Earth's largest rainforest.

http://news.mongabay.com/2009/0909-amazon-cattle-ranching.html





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