The meat sold in restaurants and supermarkets around the world is driving destruction of the forests and savannas of South America. The meat industry grabs the traditional lands of indigenous communities to turn them into soybean monocultures to provide animal feed. Mighty Earth is organizing around the world to show supermarkets and restaurants that people don’t want to eat meat that’s linked to destruction of native ecosystems or abuse of indigenous people, and channel development onto previously cleared lands instead.

Reports

Cargill: The Worst Company in the World


July 2019

Report documents decades of bad acts by US-based agribusiness giant, Cargill, and highlights the need for urgent action. Download

Growing the Good


October 2018

Report from the Changing Markets Foundation and Mighty Earth reveals that there is a complete lack of public policies in place to ensure the food sector is part of the solution to climate change. Download

The Avoidable Crisis


March 2018

Investigation by Mighty Earth, Rainforest Foundation Norway, and Fern reveals large-scale deforestation, fires, and human rights abuses in Argentina and Paraguay’s Gran Chaco connected to the global meat industry.

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Still At It


May 2017

The "Still At It" investigation found that agriculture giants Cargill and Bunge driving new deforestation the size of about 10,000 football fields in Latin America– just months after these companies were linked to deforestation at the same sites in Bolivia’s Amazon basin and Brazil’s vast Cerrado savannah forest.

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Ultimate Mystery Meat


February 2017

The report reveals the secrets about where the feed for Burger King’s chicken, bacon, and beef come from, and shows that these companies are linked to massive, systematic deforestation to clear sloth and jaguar habitat in Latin America.

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Updates

Mighty Earth responds to the Fires in the Amazon


As the Amazon continues to burn at a record rate, Mighty Earth CEO Glenn Hurowitz has released a statement.

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Mighty Earth responds to deforestation spike in the Amazon


New government data shows that 1,345 sq km of the Brazilian Amazon have been cleared in the month of July alone, an area greater than the city of Los Angeles. In response to this announcement, Mighty Earth CEO Glenn Hurowitz released a statement.

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Judge Cargill on Implementation, Not Commitments


At this point, it’s irresponsible to take Cargill at their word. Cargill should be judged on implementation, not commitments.

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Cargill Named “Worst Company in the World”


New report documents US-based agribusiness giant's "ineptitude and incoherence at a grand scale."

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Cargill Announce Support for Deforestation, Defying Customers


"Cargill continues to prioritize the deforesters in its supply chain over the climate or their customers' sustainability demands."

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L’un des principaux importateurs de soja en France renonce à lutter contre la déforestation importée


Les entreprises françaises qui utilisent du soja commercialisé par Cargill dans leur chaîne d’approvisionnement devront en tirer les conséquences.

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New Soy Action Plan Shows Cargill is Fiddling While South America Burns


In response to Cargill’s announcement of a new Soy Action Plan, Mighty Earth CEO Glenn Hurowitz released a statement.

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Soja et déforestation : interpellation des entreprises françaises de la grande distribution


Deux ans après l’entrée en vigueur de la loi sur le devoir de vigilance des sociétés mères et entreprises donneuses d’ordre du 27 mars 2017, les associations Mighty Earth, France Nature Environnement et Sherpa publient un rapport commun analysant les pratiques en matière de vigilance et de diligence raisonnable d’une vingtaine d’entreprises françaises du secteur agroalimentaire et de la grande distribution.

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Mighty Earth Responds to Cargill’s Announcement of Revisions to Forests, Soy, and Human Rights Policies


"We are hopeful that we will be able to soon praise Cargill not just for promises, but for action."

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China’s Largest Food Trader Announces Support for Ending Deforestation in South America, Putting Pressure on US-Based Cargill


COFCO, China’s state-owned food processing company and the country’s largest food trader, has announced support for an extension of the Amazonian Soy Moratorium to the other forest and savannah regions of South America and new efforts to address deforestation in commodity supply chains.

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New Investigation Links One of Germany’s Largest Poultry Producers to Forest Destruction in Latin America


Today, a new report released by Mighty Earth and Robin Wood revealed strong evidence that Rothkötter, one of Germany’s largest poultry producers, is buying soy from two companies – Cargill and Bunge – driving illegal forest destruction in Latin America.

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Governments failing to tackle meat over-consumption to meet climate targets


A new report from the Changing Markets Foundation and Mighty Earth reveals that there is a complete lack of public policies in place to ensure the food sector is part of the solution to climate change.

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Breaking: Soy Giant Louis Dreyfus Announces Zero Deforestation Policy, Throwing Down Gauntlet to Competitors


Today, Louis Dreyfus Company, one of the world’s Big 4 commodity traders, became the first large soy company to announce a specific, credible, detailed policy to eliminate destruction of native ecosystems and endangered wildlife from its soy supply chain.

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Breaking: Cargill and Bunge Fined for Destroying Protected Natural Areas


The Brazilian government’s IBAMA environmental enforcement agency announced this week that it has caught red handed five soy traders and dozens of commercial farmers purchasing soy connected to the destruction of protected natural areas.

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New Investigation Finds Vast Deforestation, Fires, Public Health Impacts Driven By European Meat Industry


A new investigation by Mighty Earth, Rainforest Foundation Norway, and Fern reveals large-scale deforestation, fires, and human rights abuses in Argentina and Paraguay’s Gran Chaco connected to the global meat industry.

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Support for Cerrado Manifesto Triples, Momentum Builds for Cargill and Bunge to Agree to End Deforestation for Soy, Meat


61 leading meat, dairy and soy companies and retailers announced today their support for the Cerrado Manifesto, a pledge to eliminate clearance of native vegetation in the Brazilian Cerrado for large-scale agriculture.

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El Pacto del Bosque – The Call of the Forest


This letter from Bolivian legislators,  state and local officials, and indigenous community leaders in Bolivia, calls on companies that sell or invest in meat, soy and other commodities to take immediate action to ensure that their supply chain and investments are free of any connection to the destruction of Bolivia’s highly biodiverse forests.

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Mighty Earth: Victory on Chocolate; Intensifying Focus on Meat Industry


Mighty makes major progress towards transforming the chocolate and meat industries.

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Statement on 23 companies’ call for end to deforestation to produce meat


The Cerrado Manifesto, a commitment announced today by 23 major meat retailers and consumer goods companies, could represent the beginning of the end of deforestation for soy in Latin America.

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New Investigation Into British Retailers’ Supply Chains Finds Soy Linked to Deforestation


A new Mongabay investigation into the supply chains of major Britsh retailers including McDonalds, Tesco, and Morrisions, buy from Cargill which raises their poultry on imported soy directly linked to deforestation in Bolivia and Brazil.

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France announces new five-year climate plan that puts end to “imported deforestation” of products like palm oil and soy


Last week, Ecology Minister Nicolas Hulot laid out France’s new “climate plan” which includes greater efforts to protect the world’s tropical rainforests in the Amazon, West Africa, and Southeast Asia.

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Burger King Commits to Stop Destroying Rainforests…in 13 Years


Burger King released new environmental commitments today following a joint campaign by Mighty Earth, Union of Concerned Scientists, Rainforest Foundation Norway, and SumOfUs.

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Germany’s Mystery Meat: Despite Grown in Germany marketing, investigation shows large companies selling meat connected to the destruction of Amazon rainforest


The animal feed used to raise German livestock is driving deforestation across Latin America, according a new analysis by environmental group Mighty Earth.

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Still At It


Cargill and Bunge Caught Destroying the Equivalent of 10,000 Football Fields for the Global Meat Trade

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We Need Your Help to Stop the King of Deforestation


You’ve liked, shared, commented and rallied. Here's what else you can do to stop deforestation in Latin America.

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Engajamundo Rallies Outside Sao Paulo Burger King


Look at inspiring photos of the Brazilian environmental youth activist group in action.

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Cargill and Bunge face escalating pressure to clean up supply chain


In the wake of Mighty Earth’s Ultimate Mystery Meat report, soy traders Bunge and Cargill are facing escalating pressure for supply chain reform from their customers, investors, and the public around the globe.

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Activists Demonstrate Nationwide Against Burger King Deforestation Links


From White Plains, New York to Austin, Texas, conscientious consumers stood together to protest Burger King’s lack of any meaningful sustainability policy.

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Une enquête révèle l’implication d’une chaine de fast-food et de géants de l’agrobusiness dans une entreprise de déforestation à grande échelle en Amérique latine


Des analyses satellites, des vidéos captées par des drones et des entretiens sur le terrain témoignent des répercussions énormes de la production mondiale de viande sur les écosystèmes d’Amérique latine

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New Investigation Exposes Extensive Deforestation in Latin America Connected to Burger King and Major American Agribusinesses


A new report, released today by Mighty Earth and Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN), details findings of an investigation into Burger King and two major soy producers found in its supply chain, Cargill and Bunge.

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Mighty Earth Investigation New York Times’ Most Emailed Story


New York Times reporter Hiroko Tabuchi exposed extensive deforestation in Bolivia and Brazil. It was the most emailed story this weekend.

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Organizers Rally to Ask Burger King to Stop Destroying Forests for Fast Food


On Tuesday, organizers in seven cities gathered at their local Burger King to protest the burger giant's deforestation for soy. Below is the press release for the rally in Miami, Florida.

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