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Does the Amazon suffer from BSE prevention?

Elferink, E. V., Nonhebel, S. & Schoot Uiterkamp, A. J. M. May-2007 In : Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 120, 2-4, p. 467-469 3 p.

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In the last decade, large-scale production of soybeans has been a major driver of the enhanced deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. We show that these soybeans are mainly exported to the EU to substitute for the BSE related banned meat and bone meal in livestock feed. This strongly suggests a link between Brazilian rainforest disappearance and BSE prevention. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)467-469
Number of pages3
JournalAgriculture Ecosystems & Environment
Issue number2-4
StatePublished - May-2007


  • deforestation, Amazon, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), soybean, BRAZILIAN AMAZON, DEFORESTATION, ENVIRONMENT

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