Brazil: Appetite for beef eats into rainforest

Brazil: Appetite for beef eats into rainforest

First they burn the forest, then the cattle arrive and then the soybeans. The global appetite for soy and beef has been driving the Amazon's destruction for decades now. The consultancy firm Pecsa hopes to teaches cattle ranchers sustainability.
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Germany: Racism increasing during pandemic

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