European Union and USA: Ban imports of rainforest beef!

European Union and USA: Ban imports of rainforest beef!

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Sydney Hutchinson started this petition to European Parliament and

The Amazon is burning at an unprecedented rate, mainly due to fires set by farmers to clear the land for beef and soy production. Beef is the #1 reason for the destruction of the world's rainforests, causing twice as much destruction as the next three causes together (soy, palm oil, and wood - and 80% of the soy is grown for cattle feed). The most effective way to put the brakes on deforestation is to drastically cut the demand for unsustainably produced beef. And the fastest way to do that is by a ban. A ban would demonstrate the commitment of world governments to protecting the rainforest and quickly have a tangible effect. Once producing beef on slash-and-burned rainforest land is no longer attractive economically, governments and farmers alike will find the rainforest is worth more standing and turn to more sustainable production.

More information on beef and rainforests:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/02/revealed-amazon-deforestation-driven-global-greed-meat-brazil

https://www.ucsusa.org/global-warming/stop-deforestation/whats-driving-deforestation?&_ga=2.216809878.1064759633.1567322358-675421293.1567322358#.V8Xg2fkrKUk

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