Study: 20 Percent of Brazil’s Soy Exports to EU May Come from Illegal Deforestation

A research study published in Science magazine cross-referenced data from 815,000 rural properties producing soybeans or raising cattle.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A fifth of Brazilian soy imports by the European Union may come from illegally deforested land, according to a study released on Thursday, July 16th, which provides detailed data on the supply chain.

The study, published by Science magazine, also opens the way for both international companies and Brazilian authorities to identify agricultural areas that violate Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?