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China’s taste for meat is reshaping Brazil’s economy—and its environment

This story is part of an ongoing series on how China is reshaping our world.

What does a meat market in China have to do with Brazilian soybean farms? A whole lot, it turns out.

Chinese diners are consuming more meat than ever, pork in particular. All those pigs have to eat, too, and overwhelmingly their main food source is soybeans.

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