Sunday :: May 25, 2008

Environment vs Business

by Mary

The United States is not the only place where business interests are very concerned with stifling scientific findings. The NY Times reports that scientists from the Brazilian space agency caused a major upset when they reported that the Amazonian forest was experiencing significant degradation from deforestation that was compromising the integrity of the forest.

As in our country, the rich and powerful interests work to discredit the scientists because it would put a crimp in their operations. One industry that is particularly concerned is the agricultural industry which has seen huge growth in soybean farms in Mato Grosso, much which has been driven by the need for China to increase their food supply.

Mary :: 10:49 AM :: Comments (9) :: Digg It!