[Marxism] Trump's Trade War Linked To Amazon Rainforest Destruction | HuffPost

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Aug 27 05:52:02 MDT 2019

As unsold U.S. soybeans are stored in silos across the farm belt, 
Brazilian farmers and corporations scramble to satisfy the voracious 
Chinese market. The push to break new ground amid President Donald 
Trump’s trade war with China is putting increasing pressure on the 
Amazon rainforest and is likely linked to the region’s devastating 
fires, according to experts.

“There is concern that market pressures related to the disruptions in 
global trade contributed to the fires in the Amazon,” Paul 
Murphy-Spooner, the spokesperson for the American Soybean Association, 
said in an email to HuffPost.


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