I was horrified to hear today that the EU has signed a free trade deal with Brazil to allow 99,000 tons of tariff free beef imports into the EU per year. The beef industry is directly responsible for 60-70% of Amazon deforestation and the soy grown to feed cattle accounts for a large proportion more. Besides the biodeversity loss this also makes a horric contribution to climate change.
Eating Brazilian beef is directly contributing to the destruction of the Amazon and we should be sanctioning it rather than encouraging it, yet I rarely see this mentioned and I’m struggling to find any campaigns that address it. I think many consumers would agree on this issue if it was more widely understood.
Does anyone know of a campaign I can support/work with to promote this knowledge?