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.
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.