On 2 June, Global Witness reported on how famous financial institutions bankrolling beef traders incentivise a chain of activity that links the destruction of vital rainforest to the food in the shops.  The NGO says that it has broken down long, global supply chains to show how the destruction of the Amazon rainforest and abuses against land rights activists and forest communities are linked to the food on our plates and the banks we all use.

See also the NGO’s December report –

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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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