Cattle ranching is “the largest driver of deforestation in every Amazon country, accounting for 80 percent of current deforestation rates,” according to researchers at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Greenwashing, political influence, destroying the Amazon – This story has it all.
The Amazon is being burned down to make way for the cattle industries to meet the demand for Brazilian beef, and it’s backed by a major investment firm that touts Corporate Social Responsibility, BlackRock investments, and is a huge backer of Joe Biden.
JBS, the exporter of Brazilian beef, is mainly responsible for this. JBS is backed by not only BlackRock, but other investment firms such as, Capital Group, Fidelity Investments, and Vanguard.
So let piece this together, the Amazon is being burned to satisfy the markets demand for beef.
Is it possible that if the demand for beef didn’t exist, that maybe JBS wouldn’t be killing the rain forest?