Kelleher warns trade deal will lead to Amazon deforestation

November 26, 2019

Fianna Fáil MEP Billy Kelleher says rainforests in South America shouldn’t be chopped down to produce more beef for Europe.

Earlier this year, the EU agreed a trade deal with the Mercosur countries of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay.

However, opposition to the agreement is growing following rainforest destruction in the Amazon.

Billy Kelleher says a different approach is needed  


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