14 Oct '11, 1am

Soy moratorium in Amazon maintaining its effectiveness: Mongabay *for now, will face pressures to grow

Soy moratorium in Amazon maintaining its effectiveness: Mongabay *for now, will face pressures to grow

Despite moratorium, soy still contributes indirectly to Amazon deforestation (07/15/2011) Soy expansion in areas neighboring the Amazon rainforest is contributing to loss of rainforest itself, reports a new study published in Environmental Research Letters . Brazilian senator: Forest Code reform necessary to grow farm sector (07/06/2011) Over the past twenty years Brazil has emerged as an agricultural superpower: today it is the largest exporter beef, sugar, coffee, and orange juice, and the second largest producer of soybeans. While much of this growth has been fueled by a sharp increase in productivity resulting from improved breeding stock and technological innovation, Brazil has benefited from large expanses of available land in the Amazon and the cerrado, a grassland ecosystem. But agricultural growth in Brazil has always been limited — at least on paper — by its envi...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1013-soy_amazon.html

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