US MEAT MARKETS ENCOURAGE ILLEGAL DEFORESTATION IN THE AMAZON

On 27 September, OCCRP reported that a UK-based NGO had claimed that the US beef industry must be wary of who they import from lest they encourage the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.  According to Earthsight, several Brazilian meat producers which have been approved to sell in the US by American inspectors, are located in Amazon states and may be beneficiaries of illegal deforestation.  The NGO is also calling for support for a recent Bill brought before US legislators that would require greater state-regulation of imports from the Amazon region. 

https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/15226-ngo-us-meat-markets-encourage-illegal-deforestation-in-the-amazon

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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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