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Paraguay’s soybean boom is a human-rights crisis

By Mark A. Bonta / August 28, 2019 / Comments Off on Paraguay’s soybean boom is a human-rights crisis

Genetically modified soybeans, grown on an industrial scale, have made Paraguay the world’s sixth-largest producer of the crop — and the plantation owners rich. Yet these soybean plantations gobble up land and guzzle water, and require massive use of agricultural chemicals, bringing about what the United Nations now says is a human-rights crisis for small-scale […]

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