Food and drink giants urge UK government to strengthen deforestation laws

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Deforestation for agricultural commodities is thought to be responsible for more than a tenth of global greenhouse gas emissions
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Deforestation for agricultural commodities is thought to be responsible for more than a tenth of global greenhouse gas emissions

Firms including Tesco, Nestle and Waitrose want UK government proposals expanded to encompass all deforestation, not just that defined as illegal

More than 20 major supermarkets, food manufacturers and restaurant chains have called on the UK government to strengthen plans to tackle deforestation in supply chains, urging ministers to expand proposed...

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