McDonald's has agreed to stop Amazon deforestation for soya farming, a huge move for this fast food giant. Used to feed chicken, soya is one of the main threats to the world's largest rain forest, according to Greenpeace. The decision comes after pressure from Greenpeace and the general public, the independent campaigning organization says. Last April, Greenpeace released Eating up the Amazon, a report that pinpoints McDonald's, as well as Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), as two of the biggest culprits in rain forest destruction (KFC continues to refuse to discuss their role in Amazon destruction, says Greenpeace).
So now this soya needs to come from somewhere else. The problem: Where? Soya traders Cargill, ADM, Bunge, Dreyfus, and Amaggi have committed to a limited two year moratorium of buying soya from deforested areas, meaning, in two years, if an alternate way is not found, we could be right back where we started from. More information on soy production in Canada, the U.S., and Argentina is available here. ::Greenpeace via ::Hugg. Thanks tipster Seagull76. Related: ::The 7,000km Journey That Links Amazon Destruction To McDonald's Fast Food