Andrew Wasley is an award-winning investigative journalist specialising in food & environment issues

New Amazon deforestation scandal

How the world's biggest rainforest is still being destroyed for food commodities - despite supposedly tough protections

Brazil's beef giants

Investigating the links between "big meat" corporations  - including JBS, Marfrig and Minerva - and rampant deforestation 

JBS: The Brazilian butchers who took over the world

If you eat meat, you probably buy products made by one Brazilian company. A company with such power it can openly admit to having bribed more than 1,000 politicians and continue to grow despite scandal after scandal. And you’ve probably never heard of it.
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Revealed: rampant deforestation of Amazon driven by global greed for meat

The cows grazed under the midday Amazon sun, near a wooden bridge spanning a river. It was an idyllic scene of pastoral quiet, occasionally broken by a motorbike growling on the dirt road that cuts through part of the Lagoa do Triunfo cattle farm to a nearby community.
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Meat multinationals 'jeopardising Paris climate goals'

Meat companies may be “putting the implementation of the Paris agreement in jeopardy”, according to a groundbreaking index.
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Farm pollution

Indian drug companies try to gut antibiotic pollution controls

India’s powerful pharmaceutical industry is attempting to weaken a ground-breaking law proposed to tackle pollution linked to the production of antibiotics, leaked documents obtained by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reveal.
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Farmers on the frontline of Poland's fracking rush

Chris Faulkner is an oil man. From Dallas, Texas. And his company, Breitling Oil and Gas, is a major player in the burgeoning shale gas sector. Faulkner is in London to give a presentation on whether Europe is the next shale gas hotspot, and to ask whether – if so – it has the necessary infrastructure to cope with a US style 'dash for gas'.
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Chemical warfare

Environment - archive