April 20, 2024



More than 800m Amazon trees felled in six years to meet beef demand

The Guardian

By , Elisângela Mendonça, Youssr Youssef and Robert Soutar

Fri 2 Jun 2023 08.00 EDT

More than 800m trees have been cut down in the Amazon rainforest in just six years to feed the world’s appetite for Brazilian beef, according to a new investigation, despite dire warnings about the forest’s importance in fighting the climate crisis.

A data-driven investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ), the Guardian, Repórter Brasil and Forbidden Stories shows systematic and vast forest loss linked to cattle farming.