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Major food brands including Tesco, McDonald’s, and Nando’s are sourcing chicken from a company linked to deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado region, a new investigation has found.

Soybeans are imported from Brazil to the UK by Cargill, processed in a plant in Liverpool, before being distributed as chicken feed to farms supplying several major food chains.

Using satellite imagery from non-profit research firm Aidenvironment, the investigation found 800 sq km of deforestation on farms that supply Cargill in Brazil’s Cerrado and more than 12,000 recorded fires since 2015, a common way to clear land for agriculture.

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