Amazon Ablaze: multimedia photoessay by John Stanmeyer / VII

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© John Stanmeyer / VII

The Amazon Rainforest located in the Mato Grosso region of Brazil is ablaze like never before. The surge in burning can be attributed to the extreme rise in commodity prices. As demand for more food grain is needed, farmers are pushed to dramatically increase soybean and corn production, removing massive tracks of pristine forest in their wake.
Watch this brief multimedia slideshow in VII The Magazine, a partnership with Lens Culture.
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© John Stanmeyer / VII

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