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Latest news of Amazon basin soy production

Due to the increasing pressure from activist groups trying to preserve the rainforest from the soy industry in Brazil, a moratorium, which will last for two years, will prevent Brazilian soy crushers and exporters from buying soybeans grown in the Amazon basin. This moratorium will apply to soybeans planted as of October 2006 in newly deforested areas of the Amazon, the world's largest rain forest.

This initiative "seeks to reconcile environmental conservation with economic development," according to the Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Producers and the National Grains Exporters' Association. Environmental groups believe this is an important step toward the conservation of the Amazon basin.

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