Revealed: fires three times more common in Amazon beef farming zones

Forest fires have been found to be more common within the buying zones of beef companies. Picture: Jim Wickens/Ecostorm

Reporting team: Alexandra Heal, Andrew Wasley, Sam Cutler and André Campos

Fires were three times more common in beef-producing zones than in the rest of the Amazon this summer, according to a new analysis.

The findings once again draw attention to the links between Brazil’s powerful beef industry and the deforestation of…

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Award-winning investigative journalist specialising in food and environment issues. Full coverage see: www.andrewwasley.com

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Andrew Wasley

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Award-winning investigative journalist specialising in food and environment issues. Full coverage see: www.andrewwasley.com

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