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Eating Eggs, Pork, and Chicken in Europe Increases Deforestation in Brazil

By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Environmental organization Greenpeace alerted on Tuesday, June 11th, that eating eggs, chicken or pork in Europe increases deforestation in Brazil and Argentina.

The NGO notes that large-scale imports of transgenic soybeans are increasingly encouraging Latin American producers to ravage forests to plant the oilseed, used to feed animals in Europe.

According to Greenpeace, more than 95 percent of Brazilian and Argentinian soybeans are genetically modified. Over half of the soybeans consumed in the European Union come from the two countries, according to the report (37 percent from Brazil, 29 percent . . .

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