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World's top cocoa producers fight to protect forests

San Francisco Chronicle | Mar. 29, 2018 

Park rangers in the world's top cocoa producer, Ivory Coast, are waging a campaign to protect national forests from the illegal farming of the raw ingredient in chocolate. Last year the governments of Ivory Coast and other top cocoa producer Ghana, along with food giants Nestle, Mars and Hershey, pledged to work together to end deforestation in the West African nations.

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Meat, Soy Industries Are Guilty of Deforestation, Human Rights Violations in Latin America: Report

Telesur | Mar 28, 2018 

The study released this week pointed to two United States-based agribusinesses as the critical drivers for the extensive destruction.

Chocolate firms still have long way to go to have sustainable policies

Euracitv | Mar. 28, 2018 

Chocolate companies still have “a huge amount of work to do” in implementing truly sustainable policies, with some doing much better than others, the Washington-based NGO Mighty Earth concluded in a consumer guide ranking chocolate producers, published a few days ahead of Easter.

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This is what your burger is doing to South America's forests

Euro News | Mar. 27, 2018 

In a report, NGO Mighty said the European meat industry is partly at fault for the deforestation because it imports massive quantities of soy to feed livestock. Members of the NGO travelled to soy plantations in Argentina and Paraguay to get an idea of how bad the ravages of the soy monoculture is.

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El alto precio que paga Sudamérica por la carne que comemos en la UE

Euro News | Mar. 27 2018 

Las imágenes que hemos recogido gracias al "Earth Engine" de Google (ver vídeo en el reproductor) no dejan lugar a dudas sobre el grado de deforestación que ha provocado el cultivo de soja en América Latina en los últimos 25 años.

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Vingt entreprises françaises dans le viseur d'une ONG américaine pour leur approvisionnement en soja

France TV Info | Mar. 26 2018 

L'ong américaine interpelle mardi vingt grandes entreprises agroalimentaires françaises pour leur demander de mettre un moratoire sur le soja importé d'Argentine et du Paraguay.

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Wie der Urwald für deutsches Fleisch gerodet wird

der Spiegel | Mar. 26 2018 

In Südamerika werden Tausende Hektar Urwald gerodet, ein einzigartiges Ökosystem ist bedroht. Unternehmen schaffen dort riesige Flächen für den Anbau von Sojabohnen - vor allem für deutsche Fleischproduzenten.

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Soja: quand la déforestation s'invite dans nos assiettes

RFI | Mar. 26, 2018 

Acheter un poulet élevé en France contribue à la déforestation en Amérique du Sud. C’est le constat de l'ONG Mighty Earth.

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La déforestation de l’Amérique du Sud nourrit les élevages européens

Le Monde | Mar. 26, 2018

La monoculture du soja ravage des contrées entières au Brésil, en Argentine et au Paraguay, détruisant dans son expansion la vie des populations et des écosystèmes.

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Südamerikanischer Urwald für deutsches Fleisch

Frankfurter Rundschau | Mar. 26 2018 

In ganz Südamerika werden Wälder gerodet, um Platz zu schaffen für den Anbau von Sojabohnen, die wiederum als Nahrung in der Massentierhaltung verwendet werden.

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Carne alemã contribui para desmatamento na América do Sul

Deutsche Welle | Mar. 26 2018 

Milhares de hectares de floresta sul-americana são desflorestados para cultivo de soja, que alimenta gado no país europeu, aponta relatório. Organização ambiental alerta para expansão da produção no Cerrado brasileiro.

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Le immagini mai viste della distruzione del Chaco: distese di soia al posto delle foreste

CorriereTV | Mar. 26 2018 

Terreni bruciati, alberi abbattuti. Poi, distese di soia, dove prima sorgeva la foresta. Ecco le immagini della deforestazione in Argentina e Paraguay. Per far crescere l’industria dei mangimi. Tra glifosato e bambini con tumori.

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Relatório de ONG denuncia impacto negativo da soja produzida na América do Sul

RFI | Mar. 26 2018 

O impacto da exportação e do uso da soja na alimentação de animais destinados ao consumo humano é o foco do relatório “Quando o desmatamento chega à nossa mesa”, publicado neste mês pela ONG Mighty Earth.

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A Mighty Grant: With Modest Support, This Environmental Group Achieved Big Changes

Inside Philanthropy | Mar. 24, 2018 

Mighty Earth targets groups or industries wreaking havoc on the forests, oceans or air, and pushes them to change. After the release of Mighty Earth’s Arcus-funded report, “Chocolate’s Dark Secrets,” in September, 2017, the major chocolate companies responded with promises to make change.

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Protesters call for ag interests to do more against pollution

WHO NewsRadio 1040 | Mar. 20, 2018

A coalition of groups gathered next to the Des Moines River and the World Food Prize headquarters to honor "World Water Day" Thursday, by calling for corporate ag interests to do more to clean up the environment.

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Biofuel Mandates Are a Bad Idea Whose Time May Be Up

The Wall Street Journal | Mar. 11, 2018 

The political tide may be turning against the corn ethanol mandate. The Renewable Fuel Standard, which forces oil refiners to mix corn-based fuel into gasoline, is one of history’s great policy boondoggles.

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Dems push revised bill to phase out ethanol mandate

E&E Daily | Mar. 9, 2018 

Congressional critics of the federal renewable fuel standard yesterday proposed revised legislation to phase out corn ethanol mandates, adding a new provision encouraging farmers to convert cornfields back to pasture.

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Democrats call ethanol mandate an environmental 'flop'

Washington Examiner | Mar. 8, 2018 

“We made a mistake,” said Henry Waxman of California, the former Democratic chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, who drove the passage of the Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS, in a comprehensive energy bill passed in 2007.

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Valentine's Day guilty pleasures

The New York Times | Feb. 14, 2018 

The chocolate industry has been a primary driver behind illegal deforestation in Africa’s cacao-growing regions, the environmental advocacy group Mighty Earth said in a report last year.

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Valentine's secret taboo

Euractiv | Feb. 14, 2018 

The chocolate industry is fuelling misery in West Africa. The European Union – where more chocolate is consumed than anywhere else – must help end it, writes Julia Christian.

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