The Soya Moratorium is protecting the Amazon. Does Cargill still support it?

Posted by Richardg — 24 September 2014 at 7:08pm - Comments
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The Soya Moratorium has helped reduce deforestation in the Amazon rainforest

Cargill just pledged to protect the world’s forests - but an eight-year truce that protects the Amazon from soya farming is in trouble.

Controversial soya port closed in the Amazon

Posted by jamie — 26 March 2007 at 8:00am - Comments

Cargill's port facility in Santarem is closed by government officials

In the heart of the Amazon rainforest a huge soya processing factory and port owned by the giant US company Cargill has just been closed down by the Brazilian Environmental Agency (IBAMA).

The odd couple: how Greenpeace and McDonald's are working together

Posted by admin — 2 August 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

Greenpeace research in the Amazon helped identify the link between deforestation and European food manufacturers

John Sauven, campaign special projects director for Greenpeace UK, explains how Greenpeace worked with McDonald's to change the food industry's attitude towards Amazon soya.

"Huge chickens invaded fast food stores in London and started to ask customers if they knew they were eating soya from deforested areas of the Amazon. That was in April. The chickens were noisy Greenpeace activists... It took McDonald's only six hours between the first 'homo chickenacius' invasion of its restaurants and the phone call to Greenpeace to discuss the issue. Why? Because fast-food consumers started to be choked with McNuggets and McChickens. Ethical consumption's appeal is increasing."


Posted by admin — 25 July 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

Giant chickens invaded McDonald's in April to protest at their involvement in Amazon destruction

In an historic deal that has impacts far beyond the golden arches and into the global agricultural market, McDonald's is now the leading company in the campaign to halt deforestation for the expansion of soya farming in the Amazon.

Greenpeace close Amazon soya facilities in Brazil and Europe

Posted by admin — 22 May 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

A sign explaining Cargill's role in Amazon deforestation stands outside their Surrey HQ

You may never have heard of Cargill, but they are the largest privately-owned company in the world. They also happen to be one of the major culprits in the continuing destruction of the Amazon rainforest, driving deforestation to make room for soya plantations. That soya is then shipped out to Europe for animal feed.

We're trashin' it!

Posted by admin — 4 April 2006 at 8:00am - Comments

Its a cluckin spectacle at McDonalds across the country this morning as Greenpeace volunteers expose McDonalds role in Amazon destruction

The Amazon rainforest covers 5 per cent of the world's land and extends over some 7.8 million kilometres. It is one of the most biodiverse regions on earth - at least 30 per cent of the world's land-based animal and plant species live there. The Amazon is also home to about 220,000 people from 180 different indigenous nations who live deep in the rainforest, and it plays a vital role in maintaining the world's climate.

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