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Powerful Farm Advocate Pushes For More In Brazil

NPR | Jan. 12, 2013 9:08 a.m.

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Juan Forero

Brazil now rivals the United States in food production. Environmentalists in Brazil complain that this surge in production has come at the expense of forests, including the Amazon. But they’re facing one tough farming advocate: a senator, landowner and head of the country’s most powerful Big Agro association. (This piece initially aired Jan. 7, 2013 on Morning Edition.)

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