Blairo Maggi is the most powerful man in agriculture, owner of world’s largest soybean producer. He helped in making Soyabean Brazil’s no.1 export and was awarded Greenpeace’s “golden chainsaw award” in 2005.
Blairo Maggi was born on 29 may, 1956. He is a soya plantation farmer and governor of the state of Mato Grosso in brazil.
Blairo Maggi Biography
Maggi is also an owner of the Andre Maggi group, a large company that harvests, processes, and infrastructure projects essential to sustain the soya industry among which are notable: soya terminals, highways, and waterways.
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Criticism and justification
the accusers of Maggi hold him responsible for the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. His supporters argue that he is taking brazil forward. One reach through the columns of the New York Times in 2003: “to me, a 40 per cent increase in deforestation doesn’t mean anything at all, and i don’t feel the slightest Gulit over what we are doing here. We’re talking about an area larger than Europe that has barely been touched, so there is nothing at all to get worried about.”
Award and rank
Maggi received the golden chainsaw award in 2006 from Greenpeace for being the Brazilian who must contributed to the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
In 2009, he was ranked as the 62nd most powerful person in the world by Forbes.
Maggi, the controversial governor of the state of Mato Grosso in brazil.