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“Cattle laundering” in the Brazilian Amazon

NGO Greenpeace Brazil reports that some meat companies that have exported beef from Brazil to the UK, among other countries, have received cattle that have, for part of their life, been grazed on illegally deforested areas within the protected Ricardo Franco State Park. Greenpeace describes the process as “cattle laundering” because the cattle are sent to other farms (not linked to illegal deforestation) later in their life, to hide the links to deforestation.

Read the full report, Case Study - Ricardo Franco State Park, here or here (PDF link). See also the Foodsource building block What is land use and land use change?

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17 Jun 2020
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