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Unsustainable Livestock Production

Forest Cover 58: Large-scale cattle farming and its consequences for forests, agroecology and biodiversity

14 May, 2019

The 58th issue of Forest Cover focuses on large-scale cattle farming and its incompatibility with other, more sustainable food systems and with thriving, healthy forests. Case studies from six countries describe the impacts of an industrial livestock industry that is hungry for land and resources, often highly polluting, and squeezing or stamping out other models of food production, such as traditional farming and agroecology. Globally, the impacts of the international trade in beef make it the biggest culprit in deforestation, …

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The Chaco under attack

16 Oct, 2018

A photoessay about indigenous communities in the Chaco region of Paraguay, and their existence in a landscape under threat by agribusiness and international trade policies. By Fernando Franceschelli and Ines…

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Guahory women fight for the earth

A World Food Sovereignty Day photo-essay about the impacts of toxic agribusiness in Paraguay and the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement By Fernando Franceschelli and Ines Franceschelli, Henoi and Global Forest…

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When Hope Avenges Mistrust

8 May, 2015

By: Miguel Lovera Ever since I read the masterpiece by Jan Ziegler “La Suisse Lave Plus Blanc” (“Swiss Whitewash”) in the early ‘90’s, I started to suspect that there was…

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