The Netherlands Proposes Culling Livestock by 1/3 to Curb Pollution

Dutch politicians considered forcing hundreds of farmers to cut livestock numbers in an effort to reduce ammonia pollution.  The Guardian reported that the finance and agriculture ministry civil servants proposed cutting livestock numbers by 30%. The proposals could mean forcing …

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Hackers Strike Australia’s Largest Meat Production Plant, Disrupts Operations for Two Days

JBS, the world’s biggest meat supplier, shut down its North American and Australian computer networks after hackers launched a new cybersecurity attack on their servers. JBS USA said in a statement from Greeley, Colorado on Monday that “The company’s backup …

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Sierra Leone Government Sells Sensitive Rainforest for Chinese Aquaculture Project

Conservationists, landowners, and rights groups have criticized a $55 million deal struck by the government of Sierra Leone with China to build an industrial aquaculture operation on 100 hectares of the Western Area Peninsula National Park, saying it is “a …

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Chinese Beef Demand Boosts Brazilian Imports

Chinese beef sales have helped Brazilian exports soar to record levels, causing concerns about the environmental cost of production. Brazil supplied China with 43% of its meat imports in 2020 according to data collected by consultant firm Safras and Mercado. …

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