Food giants accused of links to illegal Amazon deforestation | Amazon rainforest | The Guardian

Three of the world’s biggest food businesses have been accused of buying soya from a farmer linked to illegal deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon.

Cargill, Bunge and Cofco sourced soya beans from the Chinese-owned Fiagril and the multinational Aliança Agrícola do Cerrado, both of which have allegedly been supplied by a farmer fined and sanctioned multiple times after destroying swathes of rainforest, according to a new investigation.

Soya beans are a key ingredient in poultry, pig and cattle feed, particularly for animals reared on intensive farms.

Source: Food giants accused of links to illegal Amazon deforestation | Amazon rainforest | The Guardian