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Brazil: Global fertilizer crisis creates pressure for mining in the Amazon

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The consequences of Russia's military operation in Ukraine could reach all the way to the Amazon rainforests, as Brazil sees global disruptions to fertilizer supplies as another reason to produce more of these products on its own.

Insufficient domestic supply of agricultural nutrients has been a stone in Brazil's shoe for decades, as the agricultural superpower imports about 80% of its needs. The war in Ukraine has led Brazilian . . .

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