04 Sep '11, 7pm

Brazil confirms that majority of rainforest cut down in the Amazon ends up as cattle pasture

Brazil confirms that majority of rainforest cut down in the Amazon ends up as cattle pasture

World's largest beef company signs Amazon rainforest pact (04/29/2011) The world's largest meat processor has agreed to stop buying beef from ranches associated with slave labor and illegal deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon, according to the public prosecutor's office in the state of Acre. The deal absolves JBS-Friboi from 2 billion reals ($1.3 billion) in potential fines and paves the way for the firm to continue selling meat to companies concerned about their environmental reputation. Deforestation gives some Brazil beef a big carbon footprint (03/08/2011) Extensive deforestation for low-yielding cattle production means some Brazilian beef carries a disproportionately high carbon footprint, reports a new study published in Environmental Science & Technology . Brazil's national development bank found guilty of driving Amazon deforestation (10/25/2010) BNDES, Brazil's ...

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