Sugar is everywhere in the US more than half our cane sugar comes from Florida’s glades region, and it comes with a side of flames and smoke. The first step in sugarcane harvest is burning. The growers like nature, fire to clear it rich the stalks of excess leaves, making them easier to cut mill. Some residents in these mostly low income communities of color, have said for years, the smoke and ash are making them sick. Florida’s largest sugar companies say the burns are safe, well regulated and couldn’t be stopped without significant economic impact.
But the US is an outlier on the global stage. In Brazil, it’s a totally different story. Brazil is the world’s largest producer of sugarcane, sound Paulo state outlawed burning years ago, and farmers have reduced the practice there by about 99%. So let me finish Panitch Mark was a project that came allow me to mentor and on my project HGSC priggish salsa we started in Ethiopia is Premier Li as at tentacle buys, the beans EVO Vidler. Yoda my zoo is para que la schema. European colonists brought sugarcane to Brazil in the 16th century, throughout the Western Hemisphere. It was a colonial crop that enslaved people were forced to grow, originally a precious export for European royalty.
Over the centuries, it became a household staple and an international commodity. Burns were introduced in Brazil in the 1960s Ganatra Kimata professing without quality manual, fire was used to clear the way for workers who were getting injured by sharp leaves and bitten by animals that hidden them. The cane they harvested became multiple products, sugar, ethanol for fuel and electricity from leftover plant material. I have the document in my apartment so free the kebab. Swallow main bat, not always the most of your buster. Environmental activists protested to the government. So did citizens rich and poor in Brazil’s most powerful and populous state.
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What adored is a claim on that full lesion back a mother Bacuna Allah praise Jake who may want B and E. Consequently match. So will the pubblicati towards this Maura daughter keep grm as she is talking forego? Yes, you can support tavas dodge. In 2002 San Paulo state government passed a law phasing out the burns. A few years later, the sugar industry worked with them to speed up the timeline, eliminating nearly all burning by 2017. In Brazil, there were two big simultaneous changes from hand cutting, to machine harvesting and from burnt cane to raw cane It required major investments by the sugar companies, especially in machinery.
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Government policies encouraged ethanol production and use and other forms of renewable energy. In the end, stopping the burns paid off. Or was it into the Prime Minister Romney to be moved to Mars? vanta Joseph produto Oprah Rosina fossa co creator saying okay you had a smaller better trained workforce operating machines instead of toiling in the fields. What do you think are vo school settings bro are on the table or was am rocking had significant farming benefits. The big differences this stuff, these outer leaves called straw or leaf trash. When you burn most of it goes up in smoke. When you harvest raw cane, it’s flown back onto the fields. In Brazil that straw is now highly valued in most places. It enriches and protects the soil so they leave it on the ground. In places where too much can harm the cane plants. They gather it up off the fields.
Some is sent to mills where it’s used to generate electricity, which is then sold to the grid at a profit la my Zuma phone to the materia prima if that is him that he kills himself. In Florida, that same straw is portrayed as useless at best harmful at worst, safe communities. an advocacy group with ties to the sugar industry sent out flyers warning residents that mounds of straw on the ground would bring rats and snakes to their yards and increase the risk of wildfires. You’re watching us I just got to my mood Faraj okay, it’s been a few benefits can accrue is safe record care care system I’m here to do, because if it causes positive civa we’re talking about pollution in the air.
That will affect everybody. And you’re asking me, but if we have an infestation of insects, well, let’s deal with it. Brazilians have adapted with effective pest control strategies, and fire brigades at every mill. Nationwide, almost 90% of Brazil’s cane fields are now harvested without burning. American sugar companies point out that more cane is burned in Brazil than Florida, which is true, but only because Brazil’s overall production is so much larger. In Florida, harvesting was mechanized long before Brazil.
But the practice of burning never stopped. It’s the cheapest way to prepare for the harvest maximizing profits. The state government’s approach has been to regulate the burns instead of banning them. Since the early 1990s. Burns have not been permitted when the wind blows east towards whiter wealthier places like West Palm Beach, but they’re still allowed when the winds blow towards the Glades. We’re about a third of the population lives in poverty. The state tightened restrictions in 2019, but the overall number of Burns has held steady. The sugar companies are currently fighting a lawsuit from residents. The company’s argued that the air quality in the Glades is good.
Florida crystals previously told us that Florida shouldn’t be compared to Brazil because of differences in soil climate and regulations. In Brazil, there’s no going back and experts say their methods for harvesting raw cane are transferable. To employ Burma said you know visual has zoning numa pravasi fazia project that came after the post Korean mecanizado of war but Ditra Malaya qua Palya amo taking Mozia key policies Zimo vida, e ot resilinc PopCap pies do mudo Omar Concepcion Aquino Brazil, particularly fuzzy on silly sound, you know, I was videotaped to set up the I see no vocal test you produce that ESC professor, professor. We’ve done it here in Brazil. have done it so I believe they can do it in Florida.
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