Slaughtering The Amazon
In the Fall 2019 issue of Naked Food Magazine, we are addressing the burning fires in the Amazon and the real cause for this problem. The Fall issue is available from October to December of 2019 in newsstands, as well as online through digital or printed subscriptions. Don’t miss the featured issue and subscribe here.
A short snippet is included here:
Since 1978 over 750,000 square kilometers (289,000 square miles) of Amazon rainforest have been destroyed across Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Suriname, Guyana, and French Guiana.
In 2009, a three-year Greenpeace investigation exposed the link between forest destruction and the expansion of animal farming in the Amazon. Today, ten years later, the Amazon rainforest keeps burning. The cattle sector in the Brazilian Amazon is the largest driver of deforestation in the world, responsible for an average of one acre lost every 8 seconds. Efforts to halt global deforestation emissions must tackle this sector.