Slash-and-burn agriculture

A widely used short term method of growing food in which wild or forested land is clear cut and any remaining vegetation burned, resulting in deforestation; loss of habitat and species; an increase in air pollution and the release of carbon into the atmosphere; and an increase in accidental fires; significant soil erosion and accompanying landslides, water contamination, and/or dust clouds.

Synonym: 
slash and burn
Slash-and-burn
Citation: 
adapted from http://www.ecologic.org/actions-issues/challenges/slash-burn-agriculture/
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