EU agricultural imports linked to illegal deforestation, study claims

18 March 2015

The European Union is one of the world’s largest importers of agricultural goods from illegally deforested land, a report published yesterday (17 March) by Fern, a green NGO, has found.

In 2012, EU member states imported more than €6 billion in soy, leather, beef, and palm oil coming from tropical forests turned agricultural land, the report said.

Read more here.