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13 Mai 2022

Brazil: Chicken supplied to UK supermarkets is fed with soy connected to violations of Guarani Kaiowa indigenous people's rights, says report


The report "There Will Be Blood - The Ugly Truth Behind Cheap Chicken", a partnership between British NGO Earthsight and the Brazilian observatory De Olho Nos Ruralistas, went through the supply chains which connect the soybean produced at the Brasília do Sul farm (MS) to the main European markets. The farm is located inside the Taquara Indigenous Land of the Guarani-Kaiowá people, scenario of violent land conflicts. The Guarani-Kaiowá were expelled from their land over 50 years ago and since 2003 have been trying to recover it.

Transformed into animal feed, soy from the farm supplies dozens of farms through Lar Agroindustrial Cooperative, one of the largest poultry exporters in Brazil, which sends the frozen meat to major retailers in the European Union and the United Kingdom. The soy is also exported to Germany and Holland to manufacture pet food under the Saturn and Animonda brands.

Giants such as Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Iceland and KFC, among others, are accused of sourcing the meat from this chain.

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