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November 26, 2020 - The Guardian (UK)

Revealed: UK supermarket and fast food chicken linked to deforestation in Brazil

Revealed: UK supermarket and fast food chicken linked to deforestation in Brazil
Soy silo in the ring of soy, Brazilian Cerrado regionCredit: Greenpeace

Supermarkets and fast food outlets are selling chicken fed on imported soya linked to thousands of forest fires and at least 300 sq miles (800 sq km) of tree clearance in the Brazilian Cerrado, a joint cross-border investigation has revealed.

Tesco, Lidl, Asda, McDonald’s, Nando’s and other high street retailers all source chicken fed on soya supplied by trading behemoth Cargill, the US’s second largest private company. The combination of minimal protection for the Cerrado – a globally important carbon sink and wildlife habitat – with an opaque supply chain and confusing labelling systems, means that shoppers may be inadvertently contributing to its destruction.

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