According to the Brazilian government, 62% of deforested areas become grasslands to feed cattle.
This week, Brazilian cattle giant JBS is recommitting to its promises made in the Cattle Agreement of 2009 to help fight Amazon destruction.
JBS has finally published an audit of its supply systems and a work plan to ensure it delivers on the outstanding commitments within the Cattle Agreement.
The work plan reaffirms the objectives of the Cattle Agreement, outlining methodology, dates and the publication of annual audits. JBS has made the workplan available on their site.
Cattle ranching is currently the main driver of deforestation in the Amazon. According to the Brazilian government, 62% of deforested areas become grasslands to feed cattle. Continue reading
by Sarah Shoraka
The cattle industry is renowned for being the single biggest cause of deforestation globally and a few years ago, Greenpeace confronted the industry’s practices in Brazil. With your help we achieved a huge victory within months of launching the campaign and it seemed the cattle industry was ready to clean up its act.
But Brazilian company JBS, the world’s biggest meat producer, has failed to stick to its promises and has forced us back into the saddle again. Continue reading