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Video: Soy: Argentina's dangerous savior

By Clip Syndicate
Soy has revolutionized the economies of South American countries like Brazil, Argentina Uruguay and Paraguay, thanks to China’s insatiable appetite for the product. Argentina is the world's number 3 soybean supplier and its top exporter of soymeal, used to feed cattle, and soyoil, used in the booming biofuels sector. As a result, the Argentine Pampa looks nothing like it did 20 years ago: soybean plantations have replaced fruit trees and cattle farming, like in Rosario, the country’s biggest exporter of soy and its sub products. But with almost 65% of its farmlands being planted with soy, Argentina is veering towards a single-crop farming economy which could be dangerous in the long-term. Duration: 02:50

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