Special Report: Appetite for destruction – Soy boom devours Brazil’s tropical savanna

A worker inspects soybeans during the soy harvest near the town of Campos Lindos, Brazil February 18, 2018. Picture taken February 18, 2018. To match Special Report BRAZIL-DEFORESTATION/ REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

CAMPOS LINDOS, Brazil (Reuters) – When farmer Julimar Pansera purchased land in Brazil’s interior seven years ago, it was blanketed in tiers of fruit trees, twisted shrubs and the occasional palm standing tall in a thicket of undergrowth. He mowed down most of that vegetation, set it ablaze and started planting soybeans. Over the past […]

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