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UK-imported animal feed blamed for rainforest destruction

Date : 21st July 2010, Source : The Guardian (UK)

Animal feed imported from South America for the UK's meat and dairy industry is causing the destruction of tropical rainforests and increasing greenhouse gas emissions, a new study reveals. Friends of the Earth said half the soy imported to the UK to feed livestock could be replaced with home-grown alternatives such as oil seed rape, sunflower seeds or beans, and grazing on grass and clover at a lower environmental cost.

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