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Brazil of Biofuels – Sugarcane 2008

This research on sugarcane, an expanding crop facing the ethanol global boom, brings an alert on the contrast between the wealth and poverty that characterizes the sector: on the one hand, high investments from national and international groups guarantee cuttingedge technology development; on the other, the advance of monoculture generates environmental problems and thousands of workers are still suffering laboural superexploitation.

This research on sugarcane, an expanding crop facing the ethanol global boom, brings an alert on the contrast between the wealth and poverty that characterizes the sector: on the one hand, high investments from national and international groups guarantee cuttingedge technology development; on the other, the advance of monoculture generates environmental problems and thousands of workers are still suffering laboural superexploitation.


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