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JBS Scorecard

Publication | 26 June, 2012 at 17:00

JBS Scorecard Summary Update

Slaughtering the Amazon

Publication | 1 June, 2009 at 0:00

The cattle sector in the Brazilian Amazon is the largest driver of deforestation in the world, responsible for one in every eight hectares destroyed globally. Efforts to halt global deforestation emissions must tackle this sector.

Ecological Livestock

Publication | 12 February, 2013 at 11:41

Options for reducing livestock production and consumption to fit within ecological limits, with a focus in Europe.

JBS recommits to Cattle Agreement in the Amazon

Blog entry by Jess Miller | 19 December, 2012 4 comments

This week, Brazilian cattle giant JBS is recommitting to its promises made in the Cattle Agreement of 2009 to help fight Amazon destruction. JBS has finally published an  audit of its supply systems  and a work plan to ensure it...

JBS caught red handed again in Brazil

Blog entry by Sarah Sharoka | 6 June, 2012 9 comments

The cattle industry is renowned for being the single biggest cause of deforestation globally and a few years ago, Greenpeace confronted the industry’s practices in Brazil . With your help we achieved a huge victory within months of...

Major brands implicated in Amazon destruction

Feature story | 1 June, 2009 at 0:00

Just as protecting the world’s forests is rapidly becoming a recognized necessity for fighting climate change, we have discovered that major fashion, food and sports brand names are unwittingly driving the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest.

Brazilian slaughterhouses take step in the right direction

Blog entry by Richard George | 17 December, 2013

The three biggest slaughterhouses in Brazil have taken one more step towards ending the cattle sector’s involvement in deforestation in the Amazon - and with deforestation on the rise , that can’t come soon enough. Four years ago,...

Feeding animals or feeding ourselves?

Blog entry by Reyes Tirado | 12 February, 2013 3 comments

As a mostly-vegetarian scientist and smallholding farmer, it was my new challenge to consider the role of animals in an ecological farming system aimed at both protecting nature and feeding the world equitably. Inspired by the...

Minimum Criteria for Industrial Scale Cattle Operations in the Brazilian Amazon Biome

Publication | 5 October, 2009 at 0:00

The following criteria apply to all agribusiness companies operating within the Brazilian Amazon Biome.

Brazilian leather industry giant commits to end Amazon destruction

Press release | 13 August, 2009 at 15:01

In a significant move in the fight against climate change, the world’s largest leather exporter and Brazil’s second-largest beef exporter, Bertin, today backed Greenpeace’s call for a moratorium on buying cattle from farms involved in Amazon...

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