Brazil minister says agribusiness should not be blamed for Amazon fires

A tract of the Amazon jungle burns as it is cleared in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil August 22, 2019. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian agriculture minister, Tereza Cristina Dias, said on Friday that agribusiness should not be blamed for the fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest and that potential trade barriers are unjustified. “We cannot say that, because we have a fire in the Amazon rainforest, Brazilian agribusiness is the great destroyer and should therefore […]

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