30 Nov '14, 9am

The Soy Moratorium – protecting the Amazon rainforest from deforestation - has been extended > htt…

Lone Brazil nut tree standing in an area recently cleared for soy in the state of Mato Grosso, Brazil, in 2009. Photos by Rhett A. Butler The Brazilian soy industry has extended its deforestation moratorium for another 18 months. The moratorium, which was established in 2006 after a high-profile Greenpeace campaign, bars conversion of forests in Brazilian Amazon for soy production. Independent analysis has shown it to be highly effective — just prior to the moratorium, soy accounted for roughly a fifth of recent deforestation, while today its share is less than one percent. The moratorium's renewal had been in doubt. In January, the Brazilian Vegetable Oil Association (ABIOVE) and the Brazilian Grain Exporters Association (ANEC) said that 2014 would be the last year of the moratorium, asserting that the country's recently revised Forest Code would be sufficient to restrain...

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