China's Demand for Soybeans is Fueling the Destruction of the Amazon Rainforest with Melissa Chan

from  Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters

Mar 5, 2020


In recent years, as the trade war between the United States and China threatened to disrupt Chinese soy supplies, Beijing began making big investments in Brazil. This included a potential new railway -- the so-called grain train -- that would link Brazilian soy fields to its ports. The problem is, from an environmental point of view, these fields are mostly in the heart of the lush Amazon Rainforest. As Chinese demands for Brazilian soy have increased, so too has the pace of deforestation. My gu...more

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