Brazilian labor inspectors found six employees in Minas Gerais state working in conditions analogous to slavery in farm certified by both Starbucks and Nestlé-controlled brand Nespresso
Lumberjack and politician bolsonarista, Silvério Fernandes, announces an accusatory campaign against Father Amaro, successor of the missionary Dorothy Stang, in Anapu (Pará)
Escalation of rural violence foretells climate of war in 2017. Brazil is the champion in deaths of leaders in the field. We investigate the stories behind the numbers.
Survivors describe what happened during the Pau D´arco massacre, where 10 landless people were killed by the police during an operation in the Santa Lucia farm
During four years, this documentary collected stories on a small town in the Amazon that was radically changed since the beginning of a huge hydroeletric plant nearby
The social responsibility of coffee roasters and private label coffee in Finland. Human rights violations such as child labour continue to be directly associated with coffee cultivation
Lack of a formal contracts, excessive working hours and unhealthy conditions are just some of the problems of Brazil’s poultry industry, the second largest poultry producer in the world
Globalization and concentration in Brazil’s agri-food system. The emergence of large business groups is one of the most visible results of the changes undergone by Brazil’s food industry in the last two decades
Modern day slavery conditions in the global garment supply chain and the need to strengthen regulatory frameworks: The case of Inditex-Zara in Brazil and the conditions ‘analogous to slavery’
In recent years many multinational companies in the electronics and electrical industry have found their way to Brazil. But workers face poor labor conditions
A study on the use of animal fat to produce biodiesel, dedicating special attention to two crops that have not been covered: sunflower and rapeseed. Will the advancement of soybean not destroy the Cerrado and Amazon?
Under the general aim of annually monitoring the effects of crops used to produce bioenergy, this is our first updating report concerning soybean and castor bean
The impacts caused by the expansion of the sugar-alcohol industry in Brazil involve overexploitation of workers, disrespect for communities, traditional populations, and indigenous peoples, and environmental degradation
Research on sugarcane, an expanding crop facing the ethanol global boom, brings an alert: one hand, high investments and technology development; on the other, environmental problems and laboural superexploitation
Palms, Cotton, Corn and Jatropha. The report shows analysis, case studies and reports on the socio-economic, environmental, land related and labour related impacts