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Brazil Limits Sugarcane Growth

By Jaylan Boyle, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO - The government has announced plans to legislate against the growing of sugarcane for ethanol production in certain environmentally vulnerable areas across the country.

The proposed bill, which will probably not land in Congress until next year, comes as campaigning in opposition to mass cultivations of sugarcane in the Amazon region gathers momentum.

Environment Minister Carlos Minc has said that if successful, the legislation will guarantee that production of ethanol for the automotive industry will be "100 percent green".

The plan as unveiled by the Ministry is to limit the production of sugarcane . . .

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