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Viewpoint: Europe’s strict GMO crop cultivation rules encourage Amazon deforestation

EU based anti-GMO environmental organizations have ensured that European farmers don’t have access to leading agronomic technologies, resulting in less efficient crop production. To date, these environmental organizations have had no problem pushing the lack of EU corn and soy production onto biodiverse rich, developing countries, such as Brazil.

When the market for agricultural products responds as it should to increased demand, production rises. Suddenly these European environmental groups express horror and outrage at the amount of forest burning to grow more corn and soy. Oddly, it is their own domestic political activism that is partially to blame for the increased demand for corn and soy production and the resulting forest fires that will accomplish this.

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