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New evidence links Brazil meat giant JBS to Amazon deforestation
New evidence links Brazil meat giant JBS to Amazon deforestation
Credit: Ibama

The Guardian reports that the farm "Estrela do Aripuanã" in Mato Grosso would have used JBS transport services to transfer cattle to another 'clean record' property, which later supplied two company's slaughterhouses. The practice it is known as 'cattle triangulation'.

The investigation, joint initiative by Repórter Brasil, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and The Guardian, found photographic evidence of the cattle being transported from "Estrela do Aripuanã", already fined by Ibama for illegal deforestation, to another farm.

JBS said in a statement that "The company clarifies that the logistics and transportation service provided and executed, independently, must meet the same sustainability policies as the company, including blocking farms that do not comply with these policies".

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German slaughterhouse conglomerate Westfleisch reports hundreds of Covid-19 infections

German slaughterhouses in various cities have reported multiple Covid-19 infections. Employees of slaughterhouses of the meat processing conglomerate Westfleisch have been tested positive for Covid-19 – 150 in Coesfeld, 33 in Oer-Erkenschwick and over 1000 workers from the slaughterhouse in Hamm have to be tested for a potential infection.