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The Amazon rainforest is burning, but it is food price profiteering that really swings the axe

The Amazon rainforest, this wonder of nature sprawling across nine countries in Latin America, holds a special place on this planet.  Faced with stark climate and biodiversity crises, we cannot afford more damage to it – or to human health from the haze that hangs over communities and cities. We must help Brazil extinguish these fires and offer long-term support to prevent further illegal deforestation.  To get the job done, it is important to understand that while fires are burning in record numbers, they happen every year. The blazes and wider deforestation are driven by demand for agricultural land to meet the growing global demand for beef and animal feed. Rising global temperatures are also an exacerbating factor.  Read more....

 

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