July 16, 2020. The study “Spatially-explicit footprints of agricultural commodities: Mapping carbon emissions embodied in Brazil’s soy exports”, which was published in “Global Environmental Change”, highlights how demand for Brazilian soy by Europe and China is stoking deforestation, thereby increasing carbon emissions, especially in Brazil’s Cerrado savanna biome, followed by the Amazon rainforest.

Press releases:

In the blog of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the USA it is said that “our study puts all the pieces together for estimating impacts from trade in Brazilian soy from a global perspective”.
http://blog.pnas.org/2020/05/country-level-assessment-hides-big-variations-in-soys-carbon-footprint/

The prestigious magazine Mongabay reported: “Mongabay highlights how results from our recent study can help both nations and industries to reduce deforestation in Brazil and Greenhouse Gas emissions globally, while calling for action to protect Cerrado savanna”.
https://news.mongabay.com/2020/06/china-and-eu-appetite-for-soy-drives-brazilian-deforestation-climate-change-study/

Reuters:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-environment/a-fifth-of-eu-soy-imports-from-brazil-could-be-tainted-by-deforestation-study-says-idUSKCN24H2XN