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Enviro group praises Bridgestone’s zero deforestation policy

Tire Business | Feb. 7, 2018 

Mighty Earth, an environmental group devoted to protecting rain forests and other endangered landscapes, is praising Bridgestone Corp. for the zero deforestation portion of its recently announced Global Sustainability Procurement Policy.

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Tyson Foods focus of DC group’s Shore campaign

Delmarvanow | Jan. 26, 2018 

An environmental group kicked off a campaign on Virginia's Eastern Shore targeting poultry processor Tyson Foods Inc. Mighty Earth wants Tyson, America's largest meat company, to adopt sustainable practices in its supply chain.

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Europa droht ein Handelskrieg

Handelsblatt | Jan. 18, 2018 

Das EU-Parlament will umstrittene Palmöl-Importe eindämmen. Doch der Schritt, der die Umwelt schützen soll, sorgt in Malaysia und Indonesien für Empörung. Kleinbauern fürchten um ihre Existenz.

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Turning Soybeans Into Diesel Fuel Is Costing Us Billions

NPR | Jan. 16, 2018 

This year, trucks and other heavy-duty motors in America will burn some 3 billion gallons of diesel fuel that's made primarily from vegetable oil. They're doing it, though, not because it's cheaper or better, but because they're required to, by law.

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Report: US biodiesel fueling deforestation

Axios | Jan. 16, 2018 

The U.S. biofuels mandate is driving destruction of ecologically vital forests in Argentina to make way for soybean fields, despite U.S. policy aimed at preventing imports of biodiesel linked to deforestation, according to a new report out today.

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Tax credit fight idles following trade policy wins

E&E Daily | Jan. 9, 2018 

A push to keep biodiesel importers from receiving a federal tax credit may be losing momentum, thanks to the U.S. biodiesel industry's recent wins on trade policy.

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The Most Overlooked Environmental Crisis of 2017

New Republic | Dec 13, 2017 

Apocalyptic weather dominated the headlines, but meat production also caused severe destruction in 2017. The meat industry’s main problem is its reliance on corn to feed animals. 

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Do you know where the feed for your food comes from?

Dallas News | Dec. 5, 2017

This month, millions of Texans will gather with family and friends for a holiday feast. Many families will take a moment to give thanks for the abundance of food on their tables. But are we growing in our respect and appreciation for that abundance?

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Rare victory for rainforests as nations vow to stop ‘death by chocolate’

The Guardian | Nov. 8 2017

Plans by the governments of Ghana and Ivory Coast drawn up after Guardian investigation revealed links between the cocoa industry and rainforest loss.

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El chocolate que se come a África

El Pais | Sept. 14, 2017

La ONG Mighty Earth denuncia la explotación ilegal y sistemática de zonas protegidas en Ghana y Costa de Marfil por parte de la potente industria del cacao.

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Cacao ivoirien : une ONG accuse les grands groupes de favoriser la déforestation

Jeune Afrique | Sep. 13, 2017

L’ONG Mighty Earth accuse les principaux négociants de cacao et les grands chocolatiers de complicité dans la déforestation ivoirienne : selon elle, ces derniers ferment les yeux sur les conditions de culture des fèves.

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Schmutzige Schokolade

Der Spiegel | Sept. 13, 2017

Für den Kakaoanbau wird in der Elfenbeinküste Regenwald im großen Stil gerodet. Ein Report zeigt das Ausmaß der Zerstörung - und belegt, wie wenig Regierung und Konzerne wie Nestlé, Mars oder Lindt dagegen tun.

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‘Once this was all trees, but they burned them to plant cocoa’: the ruin of West Africa’s rainforest

The Guardian | Sept. 13, 2017

A journey into the heart of Ivory Coast reveals its forests are being ripped up to feed the growing global demand for chocolate.

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Chocolate industry drives rainforest disaster in Ivory Coast

The Guardian | Sept. 13, 2017

Exclusive: As global demand for chocolate booms, ‘dirty’ beans from deforested national parks have entered big business supply chains

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Burger King animal feed sourced from deforested lands in Brazil and Bolivia

The Guardian | Aug. 21, 2017

Campaign group Mighty Earth says aerial drones, satellite imaging and field research show farmers carried out forest-burning for fast food giant’s soy suppliers

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Scientists find polluted sea ‘dead zone’ that is bigger than Wales

Independent | Aug. 4, 2017

The area of oxygen-starved sea is the largest ever found in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Dunkle Flecken in der Lieferkette

Handelsblatt | Aug. 1, 2017

Ein Report von Umweltorganisationen zeigt: Palmöl von illegal brandgerodeten Plantagen im Regenwald ist trotz etlicher Richtlinien der Branche nach Deutschland gelangt. Gekauft wurde es von zwei wichtigen Händlern.

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Tyson asked to require corn, soybean growers to provide ‘pollution-free feed’

Des Moines Register | Aug. 1, 2017

Tyson should require corn and soybean growers in Iowa and elsewhere to provide "pollution-free feed" for the pigs, chickens and cattle that the Arkansas-based meat giant uses, an environmental group says in a new report.

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Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico

The Guardian | Aug. 1, 2017

A new report shows toxins from suppliers to companies like Tyson Foods are pouring into waterways, causing marine life to leave or die.

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After Paris climate change pullout, give up on Trump and Congress for now

USA Today | Jun. 20, 2017

To confront our greatest common threat, we need to put pressure on corporations. That's where the most change can be made.

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