McDonald’s and the Amazon Rainforest – I’m trashing it!

In the last three years 70,000 km2 of Amazon rainforest has been destroyed – that’s an area of forest the size of six football pitches every minute. Much of this destruction has been driven by the soya industry.
New Greenpeace research shows how this soya is being fed to the chickens that you eat at places like McDonald’s. We have documented thousands of tonnes of soya is being exported from the heart of the Amazon into the UK. The soya is then fed to millions of chickens in the farms that supply McDonald’s. This means that every time you buy a Chicken McNugget you’re taking a bite out of the Amazon..

Watch the chain of destruction animation »
(hilarious and scary in equal measure)
How McDonald’s is eating up the Amazon »
Full report: Eating up the Amazon (pdf)
The Guardian: The 7,000km journey that links Amazon destruction to fast food
Greenpeace stops soy ship to protest Amazon damage

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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and "known troublemaker" Dave Walsh is the founder of, described both as "possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River", and "the nicest website circulating in Ireland". Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.