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Greens hail landmark victory in fight to save Amazon rainforests [Brazil]

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Author: Greenpeace France

L'agence de l'environnement brésilienne (IBAMA) a ordonné la fermeture du terminal fluvial du géant du soja américain Cargill... le temps de mener une étude d'impact environnemental...aboutissement d'une longue procédure judiciaire...La production de soja pour l'exportation vers l'Europe joue au Brésil un rôle clé dans la déforestation, menaçant biodiversité et équilibre du climat...Conséquence de cette mobilisation, Cargill, ADM [Archer Daniels Midland], Dreyfus et Amaggi [partie de Grupo André Maggi], les principaux négociants de soja, annoncent en juillet 2006 un moratoire de 2 ans sur l'achat de soja issu de la déforestation...

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26 March 2007

Greens hail landmark victory in fight to save Amazon rainforests [Brazil]

Author: Andrew Gumbel, The Independent [UK]

[Cargill] was forced to close a soy export terminal in Brazil's Amazon region… [A] Brazilian judge ruled that Cargill…failed to submit a legally required environmental impact assessment…A Greenpeace report [published] last year, accused Cargill of being directly or indirectly responsible for slave labour, illegal land grabs and deforestation... Cargill…said it would appeal the ruling…"When we built the facility, the permits were issued by the state," [said] a Cargill spokeswoman, Lori Johnson…"Since that time the federal prosecutor has said we should have done another kind of environmental assessment, and that is the issue before the courts."

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