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Amazon Deforestation, Once Tamed, Comes Roaring Back


Business  (tags: Amazon, Cargill, deforestation, multinational food corporations )

Judy
- 874 days ago - nytimes.com
A decade after the "Save the Rainforest" movement captured the world's imagination, Cargill and other food giants are pushing deeper into the wilderness.



   

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Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday February 27, 2017, 2:33 am
Shared news article over social media to raise and spread awareness.
 

Animae C (508)
Monday February 27, 2017, 4:23 am
Ohhhh how sad, it's CRIMINAL!!!!
 

Donna T (0)
Monday February 27, 2017, 6:56 am
thank you
 

JL A (281)
Monday February 27, 2017, 8:31 am
seems to reflect the purpose behind recent regime change in Amazon countries...not a policy to be proud of. Thanks Judy
 

Freya H (344)
Monday February 27, 2017, 5:38 pm
Horrible, inexcusable, unforgivable! Once again, GREED is the evil behind this abomination.
 

Lindsay K (6)
Tuesday February 28, 2017, 6:30 am
Terrible! We have to keep doing what we can. I understand another 'Save Rainforest' gift using our butterfly rewards is going to be available in the near future. I can't wait! For those who like coffee and tea, Taylors of Harrogate coffee and Yorkshire tea work hard to save rainforest, so the more we use their products, the more they can do.
 

Bryan S (105)
Tuesday February 28, 2017, 7:11 pm
Very bad news.

"A major culprit is the cultivation of soy, which has jumped more than 500 percent in Bolivia since 1991, to 3.8 million hectares in 2013, according to the most recent agricultural censuses. Little of that soy is consumed domestically. The vast majority is processed and exported as animal feed in a commodities trade that serves a global appetite for hamburgers, chicken and pork."
 

Dawnie W (250)
Thursday March 2, 2017, 9:46 pm
❤️Noted...Thank you so much for sharing...Not good, very distressing.❤️

😉💜ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💛ღ❤️😉
 

Judy C (91)
Friday March 3, 2017, 9:14 pm
I had posted a reply here that seems to have disappeared. As Bryan points out, soy cultivation is a big problem. Too many leaders allow the multinational corporations to do anything they want, no matter how destructive and shortsighted it is. I'm glad to see this information coming out in a big publication like the New York Times. It definitely needs to be publicized.
 

Judy C (91)
Friday March 3, 2017, 9:16 pm
I forgot to add, thank you for that information Lindsay.
 
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