Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Rainforest loss News - FOE and Greenpeace

Here are some articles about Rainforest Loss

1. Amazon rainforests pay the price as demand for beef soars (Guardian 31 May 2009)

2. Gitta Ashworth, of Leamington and Warwick Friends of the Earth, said: "When people think of climate change they picture cars and planes, but few realise that the meat and dairy industry produces more climate-changing gases than all the world's transport.

"The government must help farmers to switch to home-grown animal feed and planet-friendly farming that delivers a better deal for farmers and families in Britain and we very much value James Plaskitt's support in this campaign."

3. The new Greenpeace report, “Slaughtering the Amazon,” tracks beef, leather, and other cattle products from ranches involved in illegal deforestation in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. The investigation indicates the “laundering” of leather and beef into supply chains of top brands such as Adidas, Reebok, Nike, Clarks, Timberland, Geox, Gucci, IKEA, Kraft, and Wal-Mart.

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