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The New York Times over the weekend had a story that read, in part, "A decade after the 'Save the Rainforest' movement forced changes that dramatically slowed deforestation across the Amazon basin, activity is roaring back in some of the biggest expanses of forests in the world. That resurgence, driven by the world’s growing appetite for soy and other agricultural crops, is raising the specter of a backward slide in efforts to preserve biodiversity and fight climate change."

The piece looks at both the progress that some agricultural companies have made as well as the potential backsliding that could have an enormous impact on the environment; it also has the potential of creating yet another political issue with which food industry companies may have to grapple.

Fascinating story, and you can read it here.
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