Resource Depletion - Geopolitics on Food - re Chapter 18

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Resource Depletion - Geopolitics on Food - re Chapter 18

Here's an impressive series of reports in FOREIGNPOLICY on the global depletion of food and how our fuel hunger is accellerating this process: 

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/04/25/the_new_geopolitics_of_...

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Just as well the Brazil's

Just as well the Brazil's rainforests are being replaced by soybean crops. That way we can stuff ourselves on soy-fed beef burgers whilst we choke to death.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-13449792

Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has increased almost sixfold, new data suggests.

Satellite images show deforestation increased from 103 sq km in March and April 2010 to 593 sq km (229 sq miles) in the same period of 2011, Brazil's space research institute says.

Much of the destruction has been in Mato Grosso state, the centre of soya farming in Brazil.

http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/soybean-farms-destroying-amazon-20110519-1ev1i.html

The creation of soybean farms such as this one in Bahia, Brazil, are destroying the Amazon rainforest. Photo: Reuters  Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/soybean-farms-destroying-amazon-20110519-1ev1i.html#ixzz1MombOArR

Look at those leafy greens!

I wonder how close we are to it being too late to reverse this?

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