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By Rachael Garrett
Boston University 

For cattle farmers in the Brazilian Amazon, money can't buy happiness

 

October 26, 2017



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(THE CONVERSATION) Picture the Brazilian Amazon. You probably don’t see a lot of cows in that image. But, in fact, in this rainforested part of South America – home to the world’s most booming tropical agricultural region – ranching has been the most common land use for over four decades.

That’s a major environmental challenge for Brazil. Ranching often produces little food per hectare of land farmed and is the leading source of deforestation in the region.

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