Larger swaths of tropical forest being lost to commercial agriculture

Source: Science Daily

Larger patches of tropical forest are being cleared in recent years to make way for industrial-scale agriculture, a new study shows. Analysis of deforestation maps shows that roughly half of the increase in tropical forest loss from 2000 to 2012 was linked to the expansion of these large-scale activities. The trend is most pronounced in Southeast Asia and South America.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170509121940.htm