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Atlantic Forest produces 50% of the food consumed in Brazil

Farming in the Atlantic Forest region produces more than half the food consumed in Brazil and emits only 26% of the total greenhouse gas emissions of the Brazilian agricultural sector.

The data are from a study released on Wednesday (Nov. 9) by the NGO SOS Mata Atlântica.

According to the research, the Atlantic Forest accounts for the following:

  • 52% of the country's direct consumption vegetable production (except corn, soy, and sugarcane);
  • 30% of the vegetal non-food output (fibers, latex, and cotton)
  • 43% of the production of soy, corn, and sugar cane . . .

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