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Shvoong Home>Medicine & Health>The fever of soybeans in the Amazon Review

The fever of soybeans in the Amazon

Book Review   by:Jerson Aranha     Original Author: Spider Jerson
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This abstract was translated from A febre da soja no Amazonas
 
"Increasingly, the fever of soybean takes account of the Amazonian forest, I quote as an example the municipality of Humaitá-(AM), where a large number of people from the south of the country in Mato Grosso are moving to the region, to plant soybeans. " This warning is by Mr Joseph Lôbo-(PCdoB). The process of destruction threatens some rivers and tributaries of the region whose sources are being polluted by the use of agrotóxico, putting at risk the flora is the fauna of the region. Several NGOs fighting for preservation of the environment as: Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, which has warned the Ministry of the Environment and the Civil House, though so far no action was taken. He says the communist soybeans planted in the region of lowland not revenge because the cycle of water all year, therefore, indiscriminate way of invading the South Amazonas. Moreover impoverishes the people, because in the soybean harvest is little employs labour-since all mechanized. So it draws the attention of the authorities to take urgent measures to combat the advance of soy in the Amazon. The distress of José Lôbo is so great that came to seek help from universities and the INPA aiming to democratise production and prevent the overthrow of the forest, because the growers of soybeans is coming. The culture of soybean is a very serious matter. It monoculture that, in turn, expelled the population, the wealth is in the hands of few people and the environment is completely destroyed. Today, there is talk of soybean as the salvation of Brazil. It is not. When cairmos in reality, we will see what happened to the sugar cane, coffee, cocoa and other cycles in our history, concluded Lôbo. (Source: Office Mr Jose Lôbo).
Published: January 25, 2008   
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