That amounts to 40 football fields worth of trees cut every minute of last year in a devastating blow to biodiversity and the global climate.
With the mission of reducing the cities' environmental footprint (especially water consumption), Brazil's goal is to aid local produce farmers and foster humane and healthy eating habits for students.
As of 2015 there were 38 countries that had banned GM crops.
Brazil is a remarkable country, with more than 200 million people, a vibrant culture, a huge economy and, with the majority of the threatened Amazon rainforest within its borders, a vital role to play in the fight to limit human-induced climate change.
The Opening Ceremony at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games centered on climate change and its effects.
“George Orwell warned us that the war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Americans need to aggressively question their politicians and the media, ignore empty slogans, challenge warmongering propaganda, and swiftly reject disinformation from the corporate media.”