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EU proposes vetoing food imports from deforested areas; list includes soy and meat

Updated Nov 17, 2021
The European Commission presented this Wednesday (17) a proposal to ban the importation of wood and food from deforested areas. The list of products listed in the initiative includes some of the most exported commodities in Brazil, such as soy and meat. The plan, which the European Commission, the EU's Executive branch, wants to make a binding rule for all nations in the bloc, calls for companies exporting to the EU to demonstrate that products such as soy, beef, palm oil, cocoa, coffee and wood show that their production chains are "free from deforestation". :: Current laws allow agribusiness to deforest areas in two Germanys; how does this affect the weather? :: European Commissioner for the Environment, Virginijus Sinkevicius, said the plan was intended not simply to combat "illegal deforestation, but also the removal of vegetation to expand agricultural land." The plan also provides for the measure to be extended to derivatives, such as leather-based products or wooden ...
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