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Tax exemptions on pesticides in Brazil add up to US$ 2.2 billion per year

Tax exemptions on pesticides in Brazil add up to US$ 2.2 billion per year

Imagine starting out the year having to pay your property taxes, your car taxes or any other taxes. Imagine getting to the supermarket and receiving a 40% discount on shampoo and 30% on tomato sauce. Imagine being able to take out a bank loan with interest...
“Cocktail” of 27 pesticides found in water of 1 out of 4 Brazilian cities

“Cocktail” of 27 pesticides found in water of 1 out of 4 Brazilian cities

A cocktail of a number of pesticides was found in the drinking water of 1 out of every 4 Brazilian cities between 2014 and 2017. In this period, supply companies in 1,396 municipalities detected the presence of all 27 pesticides which they are obligated to test...

Even after a 25-million-real fine, JBS still sources livestock from Amazon-deforesting companies

A 24.7-million-real fine was not enough for JBS to stop buying cattle from companies that contribute to destroy the Amazon. Despite being punished by Operation Cold Meat for illegal practices in 2017, the company that owns the Friboi, Seara and Swift brands continues...

Supermarkets purchased meat from suppliers charged with using slave labor

The Pão de Açúcar Group suspended meat purchases from two companies (Photo by Zé Gabriel/Greenpeace) Three major supermarket chains bought products from meatpackers whose suppliers include ranchers caught using slave-like labor. These are the Carrefour, Pão de Açúcar...