Monday, January 14, 2008

Thanks for all the help!

The World Bank is supposed to help countries develop in ways that they can sustain, but it turns out that their beef program is contributing to razing of the Amazon.
In a single project last year, the IFC – part of the World Bank group – handed $9m to Brazil's leading beef processor to upgrade its slaughterhouse operations in the Amazon, despite an environmental study, carried out for the IFC, which showed that expansion of a single slaughterhouse in Maraba would lead to the loss of up to 300,000 hectares of forest to make way for more cattle.
I'm sure that's just what the World Bank's funding nations were looking for -- making the whole planet less healthy . . .

(via dailyKos)

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