jeremie

Burger King meat coming from ilegal deforestation in the Amazon and Cerrado forests from South America

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Recent findings showed that the fastfood Burger King company is responsible for ilegal deforestation in The Bolivian an Brazilian Cerrado and Amazon biomes.

 

Further information inside this excelent article

 

https://news.mongabay.com/2017/03/brazilian-savanna-and-bolivian-rainforest-at-risk-from-soy-production-says-report/?n3wsletter&utm_source=Mongabay+Newsletter&utm_campaign=3e541f1d6a-mailchimp_2017_03_09&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_940652e1f4-3e541f1d6a-67233807

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soy, cattle and timber is responsible for clearing massive areas of rainforest in sth and central america

 

palm oil for forest clearing in Asia

 

it us all very sad

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@@COSMIC RHINO

 

Well, forestry is really secondary in the massive deforestation of the Amazon biome, and is virtiually none is the Cerrado.

About 70% of deforestation is cause by clearing for cattle ranching, and about 25% is provoqued by clearing for soja farming.

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the way it works out in the Amazon is that forestry is the first change , cattle, then soy

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Seven and a half billion and rising need to be fed so more and more virgin land will be turned to agriculture. Some multinationals will obviously take advantage of the situation since greed rules the world.

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@@COSMIC RHINO

 

I insist, I once thought deforestation's main driver was forestry, but the truth is very different.

They make space literally burning the forest combined with bulldozers, without taking out timber.

Same problem occurred during the colonization of Patagonia, now native forests are replaced by rapid growth invasive species.

 

http://rainforests.mongabay.com/0812.htm

http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/where_we_work/amazon/amazon_threats/unsustainable_cattle_ranching/

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This all is a sorry mess driven by pure greed

 

the fertility of the land is in the vegetation, so burning it is not the way to go

 

it is all a heedy mix of corruption and short term greed

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Thanks for this information, Jeremie. Things like this don't receive the publicity that they should.

 

(Not that I actually needed another reason to avoid Burger King, but still....).

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