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World’s Forests at the Mercy of Commodity Supply Chains

By Garry Rogers @Garry_Rogers

World’s Forests at the Mercy of Commodity Supply ChainsOXFORD, UK, February 11, 2015 (ENS) – Only a small minority of the power brokers controlling the global commodity supply chains that drive the world’s tropical deforestation are able to meet demand without destroying forests, finds the first ranking of these powerful players.

“Over the last decade, commodity production driven by global demand for food, feed and fuel products has been responsible for over 50 percent of deforestation and 60 percent of forest degradation in tropical and subropical regions,” according to Global Canopy Programme, the UK charity that issued the ranking” (Source:

GR:  This is an excellent story on an important topic.

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