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Sustainable Agriculture in Brazil CHAPTER 6 – TROPICAL INTENSIFICATION THE GENETICALLY MODIFIED CROPS EXPANSION Brazil cultivated 49.1 million hectares with transgenic or genetically modified varieties (GMOs) in the 2016/2017 harvest, the largest increase in planted area in the world. Brazilian agriculture lags behind only the United States (70.9 million ha) in the world ranking of

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Sustainable Agriculture in Brazil CHAPTER 4 – RENEWABLE AGRO-ENERGY THE LIQUlD BIOFUELS PRODUCTION: ETHANOL The main biofuel in Brazil is ethanol, produced from sugarcane. lts use in automobile engines be­gan in the 1920s. The bi-fuel car is the best symbol of ethanol’s success: of the 1.98 million light vehicles licensed in 2016 in Brazil, 88%