Farmers drive sprinkler irrigation machines in a wheat field in East China’s Jiangsu province.
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If China progressively increases production and becomes a consistent net exporter of maize, South Africa would have to explore markets elsewhere.
A satellite captured large and small deforestation patches in Amazonas State in 2015. The forest loss has escalated since then.
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Land grabs spearheaded by wealthy interests are accelerating deforestation, and Brazil’s National Congress is working to legitimize them.
Fires burn off forest cover and natural grasses to create cattle pasture in the Maya forest in Guatemala.
More than 100 world leaders have pledged to end the destruction of forests by 2030 as a way to slow climate change. That will require changing how the world produces four widely used commodities.
Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, at the launch of the National Green Growth Program in Brasilia, Brazil.
Deforestation in Brazil was falling before 2014. Under Bolsonaro, it’s back to record highs.
The Amazon rainforest meets soybean fields in Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Deforestation in Brazil recently reached a 12-year high, prompting France to cut soybean imports from the country.
A palm oil plantation in Malaysia.
Forests provide an essential buffer between people and wildlife — and the viruses they carry. Global agriculture is destroying forests, harming biodiversity and may be putting human life at risk.
A dairy cow grazes on the lawns in front of Parliament House in Canberra in 2015, as part of an industry event.
Pressure is mounting on Australia’s dairy farmers, from farm gate prices to animal welfare concerns, and technology that could produce milk without cows.
Boycotting palm oil would increase production of other crops, such as soy, which actually require more land.
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Soy fields in Brazilian Amazon rainforest.
As Brazil struggles through a political and economic crisis, its soybean farmers are thriving. Their growing clout could trigger new deforestation and undercut the nation’s climate change pledges.
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