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Soybean Trade Drives Forest Destruction in Brazil

Global trade practices are increasing the pressure on tropical forests, a major storehouse of the carbon that contributes to global warming.

In Brazil, a fast-growing soybean industry is fueled by demand from Europe and China. But foreign consumers are also putting pressure on Brazilian farmers to stop clearing forests.

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Christopher Joyce is a correspondent on the science desk at NPR. His stories can be heard on all of NPR's news programs, including NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.

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