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Environmental, Campaign & Website News > U.S. farms and forests report draws ire in Brazil; cutting down the Amazon does not mean lower food prices

U.S. farms and forests report draws ire in Brazil; cutting down the Amazon does not mean lower food prices

Date : 24th June 2010, Source : Mongabay



Not surprisingly, a US report released last week which argued that saving forests abroad will help US agricultural producers by reducing international competition has raised hackles in tropical forest counties. The report, commissioned by Avoided Deforestation Partners, a US group pushing for including tropical forest conservation in US climate policy, and the National Farmers Union, a lobbying firm, has threatened to erode support for stopping deforestation in places like Brazil. However, two rebuttals have been issued, one from international environmental organizations and the other from Brazilian NGOs, that counter findings in the US report and urge unity in stopping deforestation, not for the economic betterment of US producers, but for everyone.

http://news.mongabay.com/2010/0623-hance_farms_forests.html





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