Brazilian beef industry moves to reduce its destruction of rain forests

Expansion of cattle pastures has led to the destruction of huge swaths of rain forest in Brazil, home to the world’s largest herd of commercial beef cattle. But a new study led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Holly Gibbs shows that market-driven ‘zero deforestation agreements’ have dramatically influenced the behavior of ranchers and the slaughterhouses to which they sell. —> Read More