The beautiful forests of the Amazon are today a battleground between two visions. On the one side, that of the people who live within the forest, who were inspired by one Brazilian to set up reserves to extract forest products – nuts, oils, sustainable timber. On the other side, is Brazil’s mechanized agriculture which is advancing into the Amazon basin. Its dream is to turn the forest into the granary of the world . This Earth Report takes a look at which side is winning out in the battle to use, or save, the rainforests of Brazil.
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