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Global: We must not barter the Amazon rainforest for burgers and steaks (206)  2019-07-09
European leaders have thrown the Amazon rainforest under a Volkswagen bus in a massive cows-for-cars trade deal with Brazil and three other South American nations. The EU-Mercosur agreement – the largest in Europe’s history, according to officials – will make it cheaper for ..
Global: The geopolitics of palm oil and deforestation (199)  2019-07-09 (1806)
Like other vegetable and animal fats, palm oil follows food-supply trends that have been well documented since the 18th century. For example, in France the calorie intake per capita peaked around 1900 and has since been stable.  While the total caloric intake in France has levelled off, ..