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Beef-Giant Canada Now Promoting a Plant-Based Diet

Canada, one of the world's largest beef producers, has issued new dietary guidelines in an effort to promote healthy eating. And beef is…

HSBC Investigates Major Palm Oil Supplier Over Deforestation Allegations

The global banking giant HSBC has launched an investigation of a major Indonesian palm oil supplier over allegations that the company has been…

Brazilian Agribusiness Eyes Palm Oil: Is the Amazon in Further Danger?

A recent report reveals Brazil is becoming more aggressive about being a major player in the global palm oil industry. While this development…

Saving Brazil’s Amazon: A Job for Tiny Norway

It's been a bad, bad month for Brazil's President Michel Temer. First he is called on the carpet by Brazil's supermodel, Gisele Bündchen,…

Rainforest Alliance and Europe’s UTZ Announce Merger

Rainforest Alliance and UTZ have announced they will merge by the end of this year. The new Rainforest Alliance will eliminate double certifications…

NGOs Accuse Meat and Soy Industries of Worsening Deforestation in Brazil and Bolivia

The NGOs Mighty Earth, Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace insist that deforestation in countries such as Brazil and Bolivia is only becoming worse.…

Brazil Backpedals on Stringent Forest Protections

According to Greenpeace’s chapter in Brazil, two more bills have been introduced that follow other congressional measures seeking to reduce or cancel forest…

Global Brewer AB InBev Pledges 100 Percent Renewable Power by 2025

Today AB InBev, the international beer giant that owns hundreds of beer brands across 50 countries, committed to source 100 percent of its…

Reports Praise Corporate Progress on Deforestation, But Much Work Lies Ahead

More global companies are not only developing deforestation commitments, but are also sharing and updating their progress publicly, according to a report issued…

Can McDonald’s Ever Truly Ditch Deforestation?

Last week McDonald's said it will eliminate deforestation from its beef supply chain by 2020. But can the company really pull through on…

Greenpeace: Brazil Could Soon Deforest Protected Land

Citing aerial photographs, Greenpeace says more of Brazil's forested areas are being primed for development. And its federal government is mulling a decision…

Investors Representing $600 Billion Urge Solutions for Latin America’s Deforestation

A group of high-stakes investors is asking some of the world’s largest food companies to ramp up efforts to curb deforestation in South…

Burger King Accused of Causing Deforestation Across Latin America

Burger King’s global supply chain, especially soy producers, can be linked to deforestation across Bolivia and Brazil, says the NGO Mighty Earth.

Brazil’s Political Turmoil Endangers 20 Years of Progress on Forced Labor

The political and economic chaos in Brazil threatens much of the progress the country has made since the turn of the century, including…

This Social Enterprise is Creating a ‘New Generation of Readers’ in Brazil

Nearly 30 percent of Brazilian adults are functionally illiterate. Former investment banker Danielle Brants turned this unsettling statistic into an opportunity to create…