German food retailers demand a halt to deforestation

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Germany's largest food retailers are campaigning for a halt to deforestation and the destruction of native vegetation in the Cerrado savannah. In a joint declaration, Aldi-Nord, Aldi-Süd, EDEKA, Kaufland, Lidl, Metro, Netto Marken-Discount and Rewe call on Brazilian soy traders to end deforestation for soy production.  The signatories thus assume their responsibility to protect the most species-rich savannah forest on earth.

 

Please click here for further information (German only). The joint declaration can be found under the following link.

 

In May 2020, British supermarket chains and other companies had expressed “deep concern” about deforestation and land grabbing in the Amazon region in an open letter to Brazilian members of parliament and senators, threatening to phase out products. You may read more in this article.