August 2019 stands out because it has brought a noticeable increase in large, intense, and persistent fires burning along major roads in the central Brazilian. The fact the fires are along roads is a big clue this is not natural. —-Earthlobbyist advises people who care about the environment to”Boycott Brazilian Beef” http://www.earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145498/uptick-in-amazon-fire-activity-in-2019
I am thinking this will somehow force everyone to stop buying Brazilian Beef, before these wack a moles kill the planet for a cheeseburger. So sad and crazy.. .Be an Earthlobbyist, Your voice and pen is important https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-49415973?
The Brazilian Beef Exporters Association (ABIEC) closed 2018 year with the most beef exports ever, over 1,643,000 metric tonnes (3,621,172,000 pounds). Brazilian Beef exports started their rapid market expansion and volume climb in 1997 with 158,000 metric tonnes (348,329,960 pounds), expanding their exports to a previous peak of 1,609,000 metric tonnes in 2007. Since 2007, exports have ranged around 1 million to 1.6 million metric tonnes per year, about 800% more per year than 1997. A metric tonne is 2204.62 lbs. It seems this expansion may have been at the expense of the rain forests. The countries and people who choose to consume this product are morally accountable for the market and destruction their hunger is creating. The children of tomorrow will look back on these days and wonder. There is some consolation for United States Beef eaters, since the USA does snot appear to be a major consumer of this product
The USA Western Livestock Journal reports ” Fresh Brazilian beef might be returning to the U.S.A., however, questions regarding inspections exist, and long-running worries about the safety of the U.S. cattle herd remain. From May 15 to June 2, 2017 , over 1.9 million pounds of Brazilian beef product had been rejected due to ‘public health concerns, sanitary conditions, and animal health issues.’” Bill Bullard, CEO of R-CALF USA, also highlighted the risk of F.M.D. (foot-and-mouth disease) in response to the March 19 joint announcement. “Capitulation to Brazil’s demand that the U.S. quickly resume fresh beef imports is a classic example of politics trumping science,” he wrote.