Regenature, a Brazillian health foods importer and exporter, wants to regenerate the Cerrado by popularizing native baru nuts.
Global demand for meat and dairy maintains the need for soy as animal feed across major supply chains. To be more sustainable, global traders and consumer good corporations should shift towards more environmentally friendly products, says Greenpeace.
Nearly three million hectares of natural vegetation in the Cerrado have been stripped for soy production since 2000. Beyond disrupting water systems and threatening the soy business, habitat destruction is destroying life in the most biodiverse tropical savanna region in the world.