13 Oct '11, 4pm

5 years ago we woke soya industry up to threat of Amazon deforestation but new forest laws threaten all that progress

5 years ago we woke soya industry up to threat of Amazon deforestation but new forest laws threaten all that progress

It should be a day to celebrate. It’s now five years since the sound of chainsaws in the Amazon went from a roar to a whisper. Some of you will have even helped to make this incredible result possible. But a change to Brazil's forest laws threatens to undermine this fantastic progress. In 2006, following a concerted Greenpeace campaign against McDonalds’ use of soya from deforestation in their chicken feed – think chickens and D locks – an extraordinary and unholy alliance developed. Yes, Greenpeace and McDonalds joined forces to build a coalition of European companies that used soya from Brazil but wanted to be a part of the solution not the problem in the Amazon. This coalition used their buying power to force the Brazilian soya traders to stop buying from farmers that deforested their land. The soya moratorium was born. And it worked. Deforestation in the Brazilian Amaz...

Full article: http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/blog/forests/new-amazon-fore...

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