On 3 March, France 24 reported that indigenous people from Brazil and Colombia sued retailer Casino in a French court over the selling of beef linked to land grabbing and deforestation in the Amazon.  It is the first time a French supermarket chain has been taken to court under a 2017 law.  The lawsuit alleges Casino regularly bought beef from 3 slaughterhouses owned by a major Brazilian meatpacker which allegedly sourced cattle from suppliers responsible for at least 50,000 hectares of deforestation between 2008 and 2020, according to the lawsuit.

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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