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What were the environmental—and human—costs of sugar cane production in 20th century Brazil?
Photo: A mills worker in Moema, Brazil puts out fires in a sugar cane field. To reduce labor costs, the leaves of the plants are burned off prior to harvest (Image courtesy of the United Nations, Photo # 160780)

What were the environmental—and human—costs of sugar cane production in 20th century Brazil?

Photo: A mills worker in Moema, Brazil puts out fires in a sugar cane field. To reduce labor costs, the leaves of the plants are burned off prior to harvest (Image courtesy of the United Nations, Photo # 160780)