French President Rejects Brazilian Soy and Announces Production in Europe

Macron has been criticizing the Bolsonaro government's environmental policies since 2019. He described the fires in the Amazon as an international crisis, calling on global powers to step in.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - French president Emmanuel Macron announced on Tuesday, January 12th, that soy will start to be produced in Europe. According to Macron, "to depend on Brazilian soy is to endorse the deforestation of the Amazon."

The message was disclosed by the French president himself on his social media. "We are consistent with our ecological ambitions. We are fighting to produce soy in Europe," he added.

"When we import soy produced from the devastated Brazilian forest, we are not being coherent," he continued. "Do we need Brazilian soy to live? Let's start producing European soy or the . . .

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