Nonualco 2008-09-07 10:18:30
Brazilian congress is now voting on a project that will reduce the Amazon
forest to 50% of its size.
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The area to be DEFORESTED IS 4 TIMES the size of
Portugal and would be mainly used for agriculture and pastures for
livestock. ALL the WOOD is to be SOLD TO INTERNATIONAL MARKETS in the form
of WOOD CHIPS, BY LARGER MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES.
The truth is that THE SOIL in the Amazon forest is USELESS WITHOUT the
FOREST itself. Its quality is very ACIDIC and the region is PRONE to
constant fLOODS. At this time MORE THAN 160,000 KMs SQUARE Has been
DEFORESTED with the same purpose are abandoned AND IN THE PROCESS of
BECOMING DESERTS, meaning that THIS PROPOSAL IS IN THE SHORT-term INTERESTS
OF A FEW, and in the LONG-term INTERESTS OF NONE.