WOW: ‘Brazilian Farmers Believe They Have the Right to Burn the Amazon: “The people in the big cities of Sao Paulo and Rio, they want us to live on picking Brazil nuts,” a farmer says. “That doesn’t put anyone’s kid in college”’

This is an amazing news story that we are researching right now. A very intriguing story submitted to reddit in the last day by the user maxwellhill titled Brazilian Farmers Believe They Have the Right to Burn the Amazon: “The people in the big cities of Sao Paulo and Rio, they want us to live on picking Brazil nuts,” a farmer says. “That doesn’t put anyone’s kid in college” is gaining some traction, having got 1553 comments already at the time of writing. You can read the initial story (posted by rollingstone.com) at this link. This was posted at 2019-08-24 08:12:24 and has an ID of cum8z5. Some comments on this story are as follows (and you can comment here if you have anything to add):

  • “Maybe don’t have kids if you can’t take support them…“, posted by the user shark93 at 2019-08-24 15:26:24. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Yeah, the son of someone who burns a forest to farm because he thinks is the right thing is most of the time MIT material, the product of th… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user Fortnait739595958 at 2019-08-24 15:25:49. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.
  • “Hey, I fucking love Brazil nuts. What the f***?

    Hey, what can I do to save rainforest and my Brazil nuts?“, posted by the user KOTYAR at 2019-08-24 15:25:03. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is subjective.

  • “Instead of blaming farmers, other countries should either start tree planting programs or buy land in Amazon and pay those poor farmers.“, posted by the user kylezz at 2019-08-24 15:23:54. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “destroying your kids’ planet isn’t going to do much good either“, posted by the user montjoye at 2019-08-24 15:23:43. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Re lo cate them. SERIOUSLY. If they feel entitled to destroy 20% of Earths oxygen they’re an indangerment to the species. AND I mean everyon… (limiting to 140 characters)”, posted by the user PoliticalCativist at 2019-08-24 15:22:43. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “There are too many people. They all want something. Need something. The earth pays. Then every creature.“, posted by the user Quantum-Enigma at 2019-08-24 15:18:27. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Neither does destroying the world.“, posted by the user IAmPandaRock at 2019-08-24 15:18:25. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “Deal with the hand you’re dealt.“, posted by the user Maca2166 at 2019-08-24 15:17:57. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.
  • “They don’t see this as their problem. The world is gonna have to find a way to compensate locals if we’re to protect the Amazon“, posted by the user sinfernal at 2019-08-24 15:17:42. We judge this to be a negative comment and one that is objective.

As this is of great concern to me, we are looking for more facts on this story and will update this post as soon as we have more information.

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