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Guarani tribe vs US food giant

December 16th, 2013
topics:Humans
org:Survival International
located in:USA, Brazil
tags:Guarani, indigenous people, landgrab

US food giant Bunge is sourcing sugarcane from the ancestral land of Brazil’s Guarani tribe. The company is buying the crop from farmers who have developed vast plantations on the land where the Guarani’s forests once stood. The Indians, having been evicted from their land, now live in appalling conditions.

Guarani have urged Coca-Cola to stop buying sugar from US food giant Bunge, which has been implicated in this landgrabbing scandal.

The Guarani of Jata Yvary community warn the sugarcane invasion, for Brazil’s booming biofuels industry, is seriously harming them. They say, ‘We want to preserve the forest but [outsiders] are destroying it, and illegally making money from it.’

Please email the CEO of Bunge Brazil urging the company to stop buying sugarcane from Guarani land immediately (template letter and details provided).

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The current boom in sugarcane production is taking over the Guarani's ancestral land © Survival
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