Sunday, September 19, 2021
BBC Radio 4's 'Costing the Earth' visits this precious ecosystem that is being destroyed at breakneck speed.
Horacio Martins de Carvalho, a leading rural analyst, laments the way Embrapa, the country's main agricultural research institute, has been turned into a tool of neoliberalism, even signing technical agreements with Monsanto. In Portuguese.
Argentina, once renowned throughout the world for the large herds of cattle roaming its pampas, has fallen behind Brazil, Uruguay and now even Paraguay in its beef exports.
Since early December, hundreds of private contractors of multinational banana corporation Banacol have illegally invaded and occupied Afro-Colombian peace communities in the Curvaradó river basin in order to clear the land for banana cultivation.

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