Brazil’s climate crises a dog’s breakfast for the world as food prices rocket

Study predicts 10% drop in yields in 30 years, in which time global population is expected to grow more than a fifth

28 September 2021 - 20:29 By Peter Millard, Fabiana Batista and Leslie Patton

No country on Earth puts more breakfasts on kitchen tables than Brazil.

The farms that dot the vast plains and highlands that rise above the Atlantic coast produce four-fifths of the world’s orange juice exports, half of its sugar exports, a third of coffee exports and a third of the soy and maize used to feed egg-laying hens and other livestock...

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