Furthermore, horrific working conditions on sugarcane plantations are systemic. As Brazilian sociologist Maria Aparecida de Moraes Silva , cane workers are paid by the quantity harvested:
They work eight not nine hours daily, intensely, from Monday to Saturday. They lose six kilos over the course of the harvest and required to cut, minimally, 12 tons of cane. Cutting 10 tons requires 9,700 cuts, under intense heat, wearing pants, ankle protectors, shoes, gloves, long-sleeves shirts, and hats with scarves.
This is the miracle agro-fuel?