“Our task must be to free ourselves... by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty." 

- Albert Einstein

Fast Food: The Enemy of The Amazon and Beyond.

Writer Katie Byng-Hall takes a closer look at the amazonian crisis

Huge companies in the UK are sourcing their produce from the Amazon and the areas surrounding it, thus contributing to the destruction of one of the Earth’s most biodiverse and beautiful habitats.

Britain as a nation is fuelled by fast food. McDonald’s serves 3.5 million customers per day, while Burger King provides for upwards of 90 million customers every year.

Amazonian Agriculture

The primary use for the land in around the Amazon is agricultural production. This industry is detrimental to the planet. 80% of global deforestation is in aid of agricultural expansion, which is also the leading cause of habitat loss. Producing animal products is the biggest problem, with 60% of greenhouse emissions from agricultural production originating in animal agriculture.

On top of this, Brazilian farmers’ method of clearing land in the Amazon by setting fires led to widespread blazes across the rainforest in 2019, with