Cattle Drives Amazon Deforestation
According to a study produced jointly by environmental groups and the
soy industry, cattle ranchers are responsible for most of the
deforestation in the Amazon forest. The study's results indicate that
only 12 of 630 sample areas deforested since July 2006 -- or 0.88
percent of 157,896 hectares (390,000 acres) -- were planted with soy. On
the other hand, nearly 200 were converted into pasture land for cattle.
Brazil is the world's biggest beef exporter and the second-largest
exporter of soy.
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Cattle, not soy, drives deforestation - report
Animal agriculture is one of the major culprits that degrade our
environment by polluting soil, water and air; destroying forests; and
creating greenhouse gases. Unless humanity chooses to transition to a
plant-based diet, the Earth that God's so lovingly created will be left
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