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Pato Branco was removed from the list of cities, without comment. I don't know a thing about it, whether the place even exists, or what, but could someone explain the reason for the removal. -- Jmabel | Talk 05:14, May 7, 2005 (UTC)
- We have an article, on it, which I assume is legitimate, so I am restoring. And please don't remove other people's comments from the talk page. -- Jmabel | Talk 09:09, 6 November 2005 (UTC)
Well, I live in Curitiba, the capital city of Parana. The city of Pato Branco ("White Duck") surely exists. I've never been there, but I have friens living there and the University in which I lecture has a campus in Pato Branco. Take a look at http://www.pb.cefetpr.br and also at http://www.patobranco.pr.gov.br/site.
Anon removal without comment
- In fact that really happens. Foz had a really huge increasment of its population, and that has been causing some urban problems. But despite this, the west is the most developed region in Paraná. The city o Curitiba demand no comments. Lately has been a disaster the way the city has been growing. It doesn't seems anymore the city which one day was called "Model of development". Squibb 01:43, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
Moved to here from the article...
The following text moved from the article to here as point of view and also for lack of citations of source material.
In October 2003 the communist government of Mr. Roberto Requião, the state governor, tried to impose to Paraná a ban in both the cultivation and transportation of genetically modified crops. This was stricter than the Brazilian standard, and eventually found unconstitutional and overruled by federal courts. The claim of Paranian farmers blocked such insane initiative and today at least 80 % of the soybeans produced on the state are OGM, and OGM corn is coming as well.
The official propaganda of Mr. Requião has tried to sell Paraná as Brazil's largest exporter of organically-grown crops.
Nevertheless, and apart of chemiophobia, the point is that agriculture in Paraná still keeping by itself his heritage of high technological grounds, being concerned today in saving precious resources, like fuel, water, land and fertilizers, as well in cleaning the atmosphere by the sequestration of carbon result of the largest no-tillage move in history. This demand well qualified and paid jobs, and the result has being an all around development of the countryside related to agriculture, with an impressive decline in poverty on the last decade.Must be stated that this great social improvement, like all children in schools, improved healthcare, homing and standard of living of the people as all, elimination of hungry, shining cities, paved roads, all has being acquired none by gift of whatever government but by the Paranian way of doing: Working hard, being righteous, loving and protecting family and land and never expecting nothing from nowhere but his own work
Guess there is lots of work to be done until we have some neutral POV on these topics here. (Highlighted in bold: any phrase that is especially problematic with reference to point-of-view statements. Try to start with quotation of reliable sources. Remember that Wikipedia is meant to convey information based on facts only.
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