Seeing all the cattle grazing on the land in Extrema, I asked about factory farms in Brazil. I was shocked to learn that all cattle are raised on pasture. Because Brazil is such a meat eating culture, I just assumed the realities of the U.S. food system would be mirrored to meet consumption demands. My perceptions from my GMC education led me to believe that raising cattle on pasture is an ethical, environmentally sound, and sustainable way to farm. In stark contrast, raising cattle this way in Brazil is destroying what is left of the rainforest. It was so interesting to look at an environmental issue in a different context like this and identify my biases.