Did you know that an area of forest the size of a football pitch is destroyed every two seconds? While you crack an egg for breakfast or take a bite of a chocolate-chip cookie that forest is gone. And your meal is what caused it. The cookies you love may contain unsustainable palm oil or cocoa cultivated on land snatched from indigenous peoples and local communities. Your local milk could come from cows fed on soy from land once covered in spectacular forests or wild savannahs.
How did you get tangled up in this mess? How did the EU?
Food on European supermarket shelves is produced at the cost of forests, grasslands and savannahs around the world, from the Amazon to the Asian rainforests. But the responsibility for the world’s forests should not lie on our shoulders!
Currently, there is no law to ensure that only nature destruction-free products enter the EU, but we want to change that!
So whether you want to fight climate change, care deeply about exotic wildlife in Latin America or just can’t imagine your day without sustainable coffee and chocolate, a strong EU deforestation law is the answer.
Join 1.2 million people, WWF and other 200 NGOs which are standing #Together4Forests and act now! Urge your decision makers to support a strong EU Deforestation law!