Beef Companies Failing in Effort to Slow Amazon Deforestation, Study Says

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/17102016/beef-companies-failing-effort-slow-amazon-rainforest-deforestation-climate-change-mcdonalds-burger-king-walmart

America’s top beef buyers have vowed to help stop the clearing of rainforest land for beef production, but haven’t gone far enough, says advocacy group. By Georgina Gustin America’s top beef buyers have failed to tackle deforestation in South America despite some companies’ pledges to source "deforestation-free" beef, according to a report by an environmental advocacy group. The growing global appetite for beef is the single biggest driver behind the disappearance of the planet’s rainforests—and that is likely to expand as the world hurtles toward a population of 10 billion in 2050. See Also: Beef: The Prime Cause of Deforestation in the Amazon Climate Talks: What’s at Stake for the World’s Forests Sputtering Corporate Effort to Save Forests Highlights a Big Issue for Paris Talks read more

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