June 16, 2024

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UK milk brands associated with deforestation in Brazil

UK milk brands associated with deforestation in Brazil

It has been revealed that some of the most popular dairy brands in the UK are associated with deforestation in Brazil, which is a serious problem in the fight against climate change.

Inquiry by ITV NewsGreenpeace Discovery and Intelligence Journal Office Cadbury Chocolate, Cathedral City Cheese, Anchor Butter, Country Life Butter, Clover Milk, Davidstow Cedar, Arla’s Mil Groventale and Asta Farmers’ Milk contribute to the destruction of Brazilian forests by soybeans. proof’s

Said Anna Jones of Greenpeace England ITV News: “People don’t really realize that their cheese forests are being destroyed.

Climate chaos

“This is important because these deforested forests are so important to our climate and the health of our planet. If we do not have these forests, our climate will go into chaos.

Britain imports 2.6 million tonnes of soybeans each year for animal feed, and one-third comes from Brazil.

Arla Foods spokeswoman said ITV They ‘take action’ to ‘manage’ their soy use ‘responsibly’

Sabuto, which produces Cathedral City cedar cheese, country life butter, clover milk and Davidstowe cedar, said it will provide milk to all farms from 2022 with animals fed with standard soy.

A spokesman for Aspa said the supermarket chain was “determined to reduce food production associated with deforestation”. A spokesman said they were working with suppliers to get their soybeans “almost certified” by 2025.

Cadbury’s parent company, Montelles, said all UK milk suppliers could expect “100 per cent deforestation” by 2023.

Carbon emissions from meat and dairy products

Last month, the carbon emissions of 20 meat and dairy companies appeared to be higher than in Germany, France or the UK.

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Scientific research has revealed that rich countries such as the UK need massive cuts in meat and milk consumption to tackle the climate crisis.

But the industry received more than $ 8,348 billion from 2,500 investment firms, banks and pension funds between 2015 and 2020, based on the findings of Friends of the Earth and the Heinrich Paul Stifting Group.

According to The guardThis means increasing tens of thousands of tons of meat production each year – taking up large tracts of farmland and deforestation could lead to livestock rearing.

The report says large companies are buying smaller companies and reducing competition, which means the chances of producing more sustainable meat are declining.

He says: “Industrial livestock is on the rise and pushing standard models out of the market.” The findings come after the United Nations issued a “red code for humanity” warning in August about the impact of humans on global warming.

Related: CO2 emissions from 20 livestock companies are higher than in Germany, France or the UK