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Brazilian government shutters Cargill soy plant, port

Date : 29th March 2007, Source : ENS

BELEM, Brazil, March 29, 2007 (ENS) - Brazil's Environmental Agency IBAMA has closed a large soy processing and shipping facility in the Amazon rainforest because it lacks an environmental impact assessment. Built by U.S. commodity giant Cargill, the facility has been controversial since Greenpeace discovered that large stretches of the Brazilian rainforest were being cleared to grow soy.

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