Cargill says food industry will miss zero deforestation goal

June 19, 2019 EcoVadis ‏‏‎


Grains trader Cargill Inc said on Thursday it and the broader food industry will fail to meet the goal of eliminating deforestation by 2020 and pledged to do more to protect forests and native vegetation in Brazil. Cargill's statement follows data showing deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, a top supplier of soybeans to Cargill, sped up in May to the fastest rate in a decade.



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