Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Amazon deforestation

Amazon deforestation hits record high in January

The Amazon continues to suffer with increased deforestation rates since far-right president Bolsonaro took office. The latest figures reveal that deforestation in January increased in...
Indigenous people

New bill represents lethal threat to indigenous people in Brazil

Brazil's far-right government has many favorite targets such as LGBT's, afro-Brazilian and women's rights and feminists. But it is clearly hellbent on making life...
Environment

Fish in Brazilian nature reserves face new threat

An ordinance published by Instituto Chico Mendes, a Brazilian federal environmental agency, has regulated 'recreational fishing' in conservation units occupied by traditional communities. The move...
Runaway animals

Drugstore owner adopts cow who sought shelter in her shop

A cow on the run got lucky when she decided to seek refuge at Priscila Strapasson's drugstore in Colombo, Paraná State. The incident took...
Consumer

Brazilian vegan market grew 677% between 2014 and 2018

New research by Mintel shows that in the four-year period between 2014 and 2018, the Brazilian vegan market grew by 677%. The figure is...
Inclusion

Vegan restaurant seeks transgender staff in Brasília

In order to mark National Transgender Day of Visibility (Jan 29), a vegan restaurant in Brasília, capital of Brazil, put up an advert for...
Vegan market

Brazilian food start-up expands vegan cheese market in the country

The Brazilian vegan foodtech scene keeps growing, as we have previously reported. One of the latest examples of growth is NoMoo, a vegan cheese...
Viral outbreak

Wildlife markets linked to new coronavirus outbreak

After deforestation, wildlife trafficking is a major cause of reduction in wildlife populations. Ironically, it can also lead to a reduction of human life...
Greens against fascism

Greens criticize presence of Brazilian minister in Berlin event

The German Green Party has publicly rebuked the invitation to Tereza Cristina, the Minister of Agriculture of the current extreme-right Brazilian government, to an...
Vegan mayo

Nutrition students create vegan coconut mayo

Students at Fatec's food technology school in Cariri, northeast of Brazil, have developed a coconut-based mayo as part of a research project. According to research...
Cruel trade

Public pet trading banned in Brasilia’s market area

The Brasília Court of Justice has banned sale of pets in streets and squares in the vicinity of Feira dos Importados, no Setor de...
Victory

Court bans animal tests by dental college

A court has ruled that the dental college at the State University of Maringá (UEM), Paraná State in the south of Brazil, can no...