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The Cerrado: how Brazil's vital 'water tank' went from forest to soy fields

25.11.2020
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The Cerrado savannah has become an agricultural powerhouse, but wildlife, forests and local communities have paid the priceRevealed: UK supermarket and fast food chicken linked to deforestation in BrazilHow can we stop using soya linked to deforestation?It took just a few decades for Brazilian agriculture to transform its tropical savannah hinterlands - the Cerrado - into an agricultural powerhouse.Farmers and the growing agribusiness sector celebrated rising sales of soya and beef, and the roads and towns that grew up with them. But environmentalists and Cerrado communities say the advances came at the price of roaring deforestation, land grabbing, violence and the loss of traditional lands. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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