The Amazon is disappearing—and it’s not an accident.
The Brazilian beef industry, emboldened by President Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right regime, is setting fire to the Amazon to clear land for cattle ranches. And that beef is being bought up in huge quantities by McDonald's.
The rainforests shouldn't be burned down for cheaper Big Macs.
But as such a huge buyer of Brazilian beef, McDonald’s has the power to pressure the Brazilian government to take the threat to the Amazon seriously. And that could stop the fires in the Amazon.