Segue abaixo trechos de um texto publicado pela Senadora Katia Abreu no site norte americano Huffington Post. A CNA vem fazendo um esforço considerável para mostrar o processo de reforma do Código Florestal pelo ponto de vista dos produtores rurais em fóruns internacionais. É uma iniciativa importante uma vez que, assim como os nossos jornalistas, os estrangeiros também tendem a ouvir apenas um lado da história.
Segue abaixo um trecho e o link para a matéria.
Anyone looking at Brazil on the map sees a huge swath of green, which symbolizes a country that is blessed by natural resources and a true environmental power. It isn't without a price that the world can see Brazil in this way. We have ensured keeping 61% of the land untouched and preserved. Along with that, we have managed to export U.S. $88 billion annually in agribusiness products to over 140 countries under the stronghold of an outdated environmental law passed in 1965.
Much is said about the deforestation of the Amazon forest, but few people know two fundamental points:
1) As of today, 85% of the Amazon forest is preserved, just as it was 500 years ago, when Brazil was discovered. These are the official numbers of the Ministry of Environment of Brazil.
2) Both new and current Forest Codes are only applied on private lands, that represent solely a quarter of the entire Amazon region.
Thus, considering that the New Forest Code maintains all the current protective rules -- such as the requirement that each property of the Amazon forest maintains 80% of the area with native vegetation (called Legal Reserve), we are assured of the preservation of the forest.
Veja o link para a metéria completa no Huffington: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/katia-abreu/who-could-refuse-to-prote_b_1029309.html