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Rainforest-friendly food law
Article Type: Food facts From: Nutrition & Food Science, Volume 41, Issue 3
Six of the UK’s top ten leading restaurants are backing a new law, which was debated by MPs, that could help to stop the UK meat and dairy production destroying vast swathes of South American forest and wildlife, friends of the Earth revealed. The support for the proposed new law comes as a new opinion poll, conducted for.
Friends of the Earth by ICM omnibus, reveals that:
About 62 per cent of people said that food companies should be more responsible for the impact of their livestock products.
About 59 per cent of people said that they would be prepared to eat better quality meat to protect the environment.
British factory farms rely on vast quantities of cheap soy imported from South America, to feed their animals. But to produce enough soy to meet this demand, vast swathes of rainforest and wild-life rich grasslands are being destroyed every year, with disastrous consequences for local people and wildlife.