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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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13 September 2008

Colo. plant and Somali workers fight over prayer [USA]

Author: Ivan Moreno, AP

Tensions have flared between Somali workers and officials at a Colorado meatpacking plant [Swift & Co. (part of JBS)] over when employees can break for prayer during the Muslim observance of Ramadan... The conflict in Greeley began Sept. 5, when...

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13 September 2008

USA: Muslim workers protest at JBS Swift meat-packing plant in Nebraska - say not allowed breaks for Ramadan prayers

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