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7 January 2014

Exclusive: Inside McDonald's quest for sustainable beef

Author: Joel Makower, GreenBiz.com

Today, McDonald’s announces that it will begin purchasing verified sustainable beef in 2016, the first step on a quest to purchase sustainable beef for all of its burgers worldwide...[Getting to this point involved] engaging the global beef industry,...

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18 April 2013
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Author: Stefano Wrobleski, Repórter Brasil (Brazil)

“MPF decide processar frigoríficos que se beneficiam de escravidão e desmatamento-Autoridades tentaram negociar ajustamento de conduta antes de decidir acionar 26 empresas na Justiça. No total, indenização por danos ambientais pode chegar a mais de R...

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1 October 2009
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Author: GRAIN (Genetic Resources Action International)

...Les investisseurs privés ne se tournent pas vers l’agriculture pour résoudre le problème de la faim dans le monde ou éliminer la pauvreté rurale. Ce qu’ils veulent, c’est, purement et simplement, faire des bénéfices...Les investisseurs savent avec...

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29 September 2009

JBS commits to Amazon deforestation moratorium [Brazil]

Author: Meatinfo UK, Online Meat Trades Journal

Brazilian beef giant JBS has agreed to stop sourcing cattle from farms responsible for deforestation of the Amazon rainforest…JBS has finally followed rivals Bertin and Marfrig in adopting moratorium …A spokesperson for JBS said… “JBS has agreed to...

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3 August 2009

Shoe brands get tough on leather suppliers to save Amazon rainforest [Brazil]

Author: Damien Carrington & Tom Phillips, Guardian [UK]

Some of the world's top footwear brands, including Clarks, Adidas, Nike and Timberland, have demanded an immediate moratorium on destruction of the Amazon rainforest from their leather suppliers in Brazil...[An investigation by Greenpeace] said...

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8 June 2009
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Author: Greenpeace

Greenpeace presentó…el informe Sacrificando la Amazonia, resultado de una investigación de tres años sobre la expansión de la industria ganadera en Brasil como principal responsable de la deforestación y la mayor fuente de emisiones de CO2, principal...

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Company non-response
1 June 2009

JBS did not respond to: Greenpeace report on cattle sector raises concerns including forced labour, deforestation causing climate change.

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1 June 2009

Slaughtering the Amazon

Author: Greenpeace

This report, the culmination of a three-year investigation…documents how blind consumption of cattle products by the Blue Chip corporations behind reputable global brands is fuelling Amazon deforestation and climate change…Trade data also reveal trade...

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31 May 2009

British supermarkets accused over destruction of Amazon rainforest

Author: David Adam, Guardian [UK]

British supermarkets are driving rapid destruction of the Amazon rainforest by using meat from farms responsible for illegal deforestation…The report names Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda [part of Wal-Mart], Morrisons and Marks and Spencer among dozens of...

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15 September 2008

Swift workers walk off the job [USA]

Author: James Wilcox, KHAS TV [USA]

Hundreds of workers walked off the job from a Grand Island [Nebraska] meatpacking plant Monday. Those workers are Muslim and said JBS Swift and Company is violating their religious rights... They said they were denied to pray during the Muslim...

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