Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Get McDonald's out of the rain forest

By Alex Davies

So few people know this, but of equal importance as a cause of global warming is deforestation. But while most people associate the chainsaws with paper demand, the leading cause of the disappearance of the Amazon (mostly by slashing and burning) is beef. McDonald's and other Fast Food Restaurants lead the way in purchasing low-grade beef from the rain forest, one quarter pounder of which is equivalent to 25 square feet of the most precious land on Earth destroyed.

Read more at treehugger..

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