RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Global commodities trader Bunge bought soybeans from farms responsible for deforesting an area twice as large as Manhattan in Brazil’s Cerrado savanna in 2020, the most among the world’s major trading firms, a report said on Tuesday, March 30.
Brazil’s SLC Agricola, which sells to Bunge and others, was the soy producer responsible for the most deforestation. According to an analysis by Chain Reaction Research, the company cleared 101.5 square km (39 square miles), a consortium of non-government . . .