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Demand for Food Drives Rainforest and Human Rights Calamities

Touch the Soil News #1323 (Feature photo – Palm Oil Plantations in Indonesia –USDA Public Domain)

What shows up in our grocery stores is having an increasing negative effect on the world’s rainforests and indigenous peoples. The demand for food and the opportunity for profit are forces driving rainforest destruction and externalization of indigenous people.

In the video below, even actor Harrison Ford gets into the controversy of rainforest loss and what we buy at the grocery store.

In a special investigative effort by the Gecko Project and Mongabay, the world now has new insights into rainforests, food and corporate control. You can read the full story here:

https://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/28924-what-we-learned-from-two-years-of-investigating-corrupt-land-deals-in-indonesia-and-what-it-says-about-how-to-fix-the-nations-deforestation-and-land-rights-crisis

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