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Brazil should stick to its roots and keep the trees
Brazil, which hosts 60 percent of the Amazon rainforest, may become a victim to economically hungry "ruralists" who hold positions within the country's congress.
With March finally arriving, a crucial decision is about to be made.
A debate will be held to decide whether to maintain regulations set by the 47-year-old Forest Code, or to no longer adhere to the code with intentions of agricultural expansion accompanied by a heightened level of deforestation.
Agriculture holds claim to 22 percent of Brazil's gross domestic product.
Congressmen affiliated with the agribusiness sector are trying to emphasize that the old Forest Code is denying Brazil of its potential for production of agricultural goods.
Are they unaware they are the sixth largest country, keepers of a rainforest that would cover roughly half of the United States?
Well, maybe less when taking into consideration the amount of deforestation the ...
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