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New York takes legal action against Brazilian meatpacker over misleading climate promises

New York takes legal action against Brazilian meatpacker over misleading climate promises

New York's Attorney General Letitia James accuses JBS, the world's largest meatpacker, of false advertising about its climate initiatives.

David Gelles and Manuela Andreoni report for The New York Times.

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The billionaire brothers who are giving the Kochs a run for their money

Wesley and Joesley Batista run a business empire linked to rampant emissions, deforestation, worker abuses, Covid crises, bribery, price-fixing, SEC violations, and tainted meat. It’s almost impressive.
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JBS, the world’s biggest meatpacker, faces millions in environmental damages

JBS, the world’s biggest meatpacker, faces millions in environmental damages

The Brazilian authorities are seeking millions of dollars in damages and fines from the world’s biggest meatpacker, JBS, and three smaller slaughterhouses, according to court filings that accuse them of buying cattle raised on illegally deforested lands in the Amazon rainforest.

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Dave Dickey: Big Ag wants to be mum on energy consumption...could it be hiding something?

Dave Dickey: Big Ag wants to be mum on energy consumption...could it be hiding something?

Big corporations have been playing the misinformation game for a long time, Dave writes.
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‘Vegan leather’: How fashion giants recast plastic as good for the planet

An influential system overseen by retailers and clothing makers ranks petroleum-based synthetics like “vegan leather” as more environmentally sound than natural fibers.
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The Field Report: Food companies are not counting all of their greenhouse gas emissions

The Field Report: Food companies are not counting all of their greenhouse gas emissions

A new report finds that companies that don’t disclose and really understand their emissions have a hard time addressing them with action plans.

Foreign investment in US cropland nearly triples in past decade, USDA data shows

Foreign investment in US cropland nearly triples in past decade, USDA data shows

Growing foreign investment has spurred legislative action in states and Congress.
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