The meat industry is heavily responsible for global warming, according to a recent study by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) and the environmental organisation Grain. The emissions of the animals in the form of methane, as well as the production of the meat are the key factors contributing to the massive greenhouse gas emissions from the meat industry. ... →
In a court decision of August 2016, the Indonesian court in Jakarta sentenced the Indonesian palm oil producer Sampoerna Agro to the highest ever penalty for illegal slash and burn agriculture, as Reuters reports.
According to the judgment of 11 August, the company was “negligent in relation to fires” over an area of 3,000 hectares in the province of Riau in 2014. ... →