Beef from Brazil and other South American countries has been criticized for some time, as deforested areas are often converted into pastureland in a timely manner!
Now the first supermarket chains are listing beef from deforestation regions!
Brazil is the world’s largest beef exporter.
The South American country exports around 2 million t of beef annually, including to the European Union.
But export success is in jeopardy because Brazil has a problem, an image problem.
His agricultural exports are repeatedly associated with the illegal slash and burn in the #Amazonas and in other rainforest areas. Some large retail chains from the Netherlands, France, Belgium and Great Britain, including Albert Heijn and #Lidl Netherlands, have now pulled the emergency brake.
They are deleting beef and beef products from Brazil in whole or in part.
The “Reporter Brasil”, a network of investigative journalists, and the environmental organization “Mighty Earth” got the ball rolling.
Together they have traced the origins of beef steaks, corned beef and dried meat on the shelves of Albert Heijn,Lidl,Carrefour and Sainsbury’s back to the farms in Brazil.
The reporters uncovered a system they call “Cattle washing ,” based on laundering money, for example, from drug trafficking revenues.
When washing cattle, the animals are briefly kept on farms in regions where there is little or no deforestation in two JBS*plants in São Paulo before they are slaughtered.
This gives them a “clean” origin.
However, these cattle had previously been raised on farms created by illegal slash and burn.
Some of the operators of these farms have been convicted under Brazilian law for illegal logging of rainforests and the destruction of protected areas.
I don’t normally do this, but I need to start this post with a WARNING.
The shocking viral video I’m about to share is harrowing to watch. It shows upsetting scenes of violence, cruelty and abuse towards vulnerable animals.
However, I believe it must be watched. I believe it must be shared and viewed by as many people as possible in order to expose the horrific cruelty which is inherent within the animal agriculture industry all over the world. Because, as terrible as this footage is, what is most upsetting is that these are not isolated incidents. Thousands of hours of undercover footage from hundreds of random farms and abattoirs in dozens of countries show that this kind of abuse is inherent throughout the industry. Animal agriculture is rotten to its core and this video shows why. I know how hard it is to watch but I beg you to watch it if you can and to share it with as many people as possible, because we can only tackle this abuse if we are aware of it.
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Australia: During the Cocos Keeling Island clean-up on Home Island, our “Trash Bash Crew” ventured beyond Pulu Gangsa and tackled new stretches of beach towards Kampong Atas. During the three-day cleaning of this stretch of beach, the team removed 2,719 kilograms of plastic waste.
Most of the time, styrofoam, flip-flops, plastic bottles, threads, hard plastic pieces and large discarded suspension lines were removed.
When the team walked along the cleaned beaches at the end, they were all proud of their successful work: they had collected a total of 4.4 tons of rubbish on Home Island within 5 days.
4.4 tons of garbage that no longer poses a threat to the turtles, hermit crabs, rays, sharks and fish that the team observed during their time on this special island.
An indescribable reward for those tough days, carrying heavy trash (376 bags plus ropes and nets), and some of the harshest weather conditions we’ve encountered while doing a cleanup.