BBC: Food Firms Urging Tougher Deforestation Rules

The BBC reports on industry calls for tougher anti-deforestation laws in the UK:

Robin Willoughby, from the green group Mighty Earth said: “The proposed legislation would continue to allow rampant deforestation in hotspots such as Indonesia and Brazil (where much of the deforestation is legal).

“With the Amazon in flames and forests being cut down at an alarming rate, Nature doesn’t recognise the difference between legal and illegal deforestation.”

Read the full story here.

Photo: Amazon rainforest burning under smoke in sunny day in Acre, Brazil, near the border with Bolivia. Credit: PARALAXIS