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Brazil Soy Moratorium slowed advancing ag frontier

Research finding suggests that 2006 Soy Moratorium had larger effect in reducing Amazon deforestation than previously understood.

Brazil's Mato Grosso state produces the same amount of soybeans as Iowa and Illinois put together, but it is also home to lush Amazon rainforest — one of the richest but most vulnerable ecological treasures on Earth.

Using satellite imagery and unique ground-based information, the interface between highly mechanized agriculture and rainforest in Mato Grosso has been shown with exceptional granular detail in a new study led by Jude Kastens, research associate professor at the Kan

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