May 5, 2021

UK supermarkets warn Brazil over Amazon land bill

Nearly 40 UK food businesses have threatened to stop sourcing products from Brazil over proposed land reforms. An open letter from the group calls on Brazil's legislature to reject a bill which could legalise the private occupation of public land. The companies say they "Consider the Amazon as a vital part of the earth system that's essential to the security of our planet, as well as being a critical part of a prosperous future for Brazilians and all of society." The group says the existing protections and land designations have been "Instrumental" in their organisations having "Trust" in Brazilian producers. The companies say that the "Door remains open to work with Brazilian partners" to develop sustainable land management practice in Brazil.

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