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New Report: Meat from a Landscape Under Threat

Posted 16th January 2015 in Indigenous Peoples, livestock, soja

Global Forest Coalition and Brighter Green have just released a new Report, “Meat from a Landscape Under Threat: Testimonies of the Impacts of Unsustainable Livestock and Soybean Production in Paraguay.”

Written by Dr. Miguel Lovera, this updated report on the social and environmental impacts of unsustainable livestock production focus on those testimonies presented at the workshop. The seminar, organized on November 28 and 29 of 2014 by the Global Forest …

Redirecting Government Support for Unsustainable Livestock Production key to Biodiversity Conservation, Claim New Report and Briefing Paper

Posted 22nd May 2014 in Forests, Indigenous Peoples, soja

Asunción, Paraguay – A new report and briefing paper launched by Brighter Green and the Global Forest Coalition on the International Day of Biodiversity highlight the negative impact of unsustainable livestock production in South America, the continent with the highest deforestation rates on earth, and the need to redirect the more …

Over 25.000 people tell Ahold: stop misleading consumers, Genetically Modified toxic soy is not responsible!

Posted 10th February 2012 in agrofuels, bio energy, Climate change, Forests, soja

Yesterday multinational food retailer Ahold has received the signatures of 26.000 people across Europe demanding an end to greenwash projects like the Round Table for Responsible Soy (RTRS). Jochem van de Laatschot, VP corporate communications did not want to react. In a discussion that took place earlier that day Hugo Byrnes of Ahold agreed that the RTRS has a long way to go and the current certification scheme cannot be called sustainable.

What is behind the “responsible” soy label? Detective Pig finds out

Posted 8th April 2011 in soja

In 2011 the ‘Round Table on Responsible Soy’ (RTRS) will introduce a label for ‘responsible’ soy. This will be mostly genetically engineered (GE) soy, designed to be produced with large (and increasing) amounts of chemicals. At the cost of people and the environment. Large scale production and export of soy for animal fodder in meat and dairy industry can never be responsible.  An animation shows what is wrong with ‘responsible soy’.