Brazilian soya: the argument against

Brazilian soya: the argument against

Nature 474, 7351 (2011). doi:10.1038/474285b

Author: Brenda Baletti

Rachael Garrett’s arguments for a market-based approach to Amazon conservation (see Nature doi:10.1038/474285a; 2011) hinge on the assumption that the expansion of agro-industrial development in Amazonia is inevitable. Using market mechanisms to solve environmental problems is questionable when those problems are