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USA: Ban the burning of Florida sugarcane fields

When the cane fields burn and skies turn black over the Everglades, mothers bring children indoors. That should tell you all you need to know.

As sugar growers torch acre after acre to facilitate each harvest, month after month, residents know to avoid the soot that descends upon their streets, sidewalks, playgrounds and yards. They fear bouts of coughing, asthma and other lung ailments.