Cattle standing in the midst of smoke from Amazon fires in early September. Hong Kong consumers, with their huge appetite for Brazilian beef, are a significant driver of such fires used for land clearing. Photo: AP

Amazon fires and Brazilian beef: how Hong Kong’s massive appetite for the meat is driving rainforest’s doom

  • Hong Kong is the world’s biggest importer of Brazilian beef, an appetite that is playing a significant role in deforestation of the Amazon rainforest
  • The city’s residents are among the biggest meat eaters in the world, each consuming the equivalent of two 10-ounce pieces of steak a day
Topic |   Health and wellness

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Cattle standing in the midst of smoke from Amazon fires in early September. Hong Kong consumers, with their huge appetite for Brazilian beef, are a significant driver of such fires used for land clearing. Photo: AP
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