Government happy with extended soy agreement in Brazil

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The Norwegian government is very pleased that the Brazilian authorities, private sector and society as a whole have reached agreement to extend the contract that protect the rainforest from soy production.
The agreement, known as the Soya Moratorium, was introduced in 2006 and has since been extended eight times. Earlier this week, the agreement was extended indefinitely.
– Monday’s happy news from Brazil means that soya from the country in the future will be produced without causing destruction of the Amazon rainforest. This is a good news for rainforests, but also for businesses that want sustainable production and sales of soy from Brazil, says Climate and Environment Minister Vidar Helgesen (H).
The extension was announced by Brazil’s Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira trade ABIOVE and Greenpeace.

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today