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New studies show that supermarkets, fast food chains, and pet food are all associated with infringement of the rights of indigenous peoples in Brazil. The environmental nonprofit Earthsight released a report last month entitled “Blood Will: The Ugly Truth About Cheap Chicken.” British supermarkets, German pet food brands and fast food chain KFC all reveal that they are involved in the ongoing crackdown of indigenous peoples forced out of their ancestral lands. A study by Earthsight and De Olhonos Ruralistas, which oversees the Brazilian agricultural business, found that the UK’s complex supply chains such as KFC, Sainsbury`s, Asda, Aldi and Iceland, as well as Lidl, Aldi, Netto, Edeka and other major retailers. Germany.

They are the major buyers of frozen and marinated chicken associated with a disputed farm in Mato Grossodosul, Brazil, by Westbridge Foods, based in Worcestershire, one of the European poultry suppliers. I found that. Indigenous people died here in an attempt to regain their sacred land. How the ancestral land turned into a soybean plantation Jacinto Honorio da Silva Filho, a cow baron famous for turning Brazil into an agricultural powerhouse, purchased a land called Brasília dosul in 1966. However, part of the 9,700-hectare farm was founded on the land of the Guarani Kiowa Group’s ancestors, known as Takuala. This group evacuated in the early 1950s to give way to agribusiness. “A Brazilian indigenous institution called FUNAI has identified Taquara as a traditional Guarani Kiowa land demarcated for the people of Guarani Kiowa,” said Ruben Skalvalho, director of deforestation research at Earthsight. say. “But unfortunately, the Brazilian Supreme Court continued this process in 2010.” Guarani Kiowa people have been trying to regain access to their ancestral lands for the past 23 or 24 years. They were exposed to brutal violence, and in 2003 armed workers in Brasilia do Sul beat Kiowa leader Marcos Beron and attacked camps set up by indigenous peoples in conflict areas. Three were convicted of the attack, but none were convicted of Beron’s murder. Violence and intimidation became a daily threat, and indigenous peoples had no choice but to fight for their land. Because this is the only way of life that follows traditions and customs. “On the day he was killed, some members of the community were tortured and beaten,” Carvalho added. “There were other cases of armed threats to the community, even by police.”

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The three were convicted of assault, but none were convicted of Beron’s murder. Violence and intimidation became a daily threat, and indigenous peoples had no choice but to fight for their land. Because this is the only way of life that follows traditions and customs. “Communities live in volatile situations where they don’t have access to their ancestral lands,” explains Carvalho. “Many of them live in poverty because of access to this land. Some of them work in nearby plantations, others are unemployed, and pesticides and chemicals from surrounding farms. Overuse of substances must be dealt with, affecting their health and affecting the water sources in the garden. Over the last 70 years, Jacintho Honório da Silva Filho’s family has transformed their business.

Today, Brasília de Sul produces soybeans. Local sources told Earthsight and De Olho nos Ruralistas that soybeans will be sold to large co-operatives and traders, including Lar Cooperativa Agroindustrial, one of Brazil’s largest poultry producers. According to trade records, the British company Westbridge imported over 37,000 tonnes of frozen and marinated chicken from Lar between 2018 and 2021. This is about one-third of the chicken that the Brazilian company sent to the EU and the UK during that period. The record also shows that the only major European buyer for Lars’ chicken pet food products is the Hamburg-based company Paulsen Food, which purchased approximately 14,000 tonnes between 2017 and 2021.

What’s Next for the Indigenous Community in Problem? “Successive Brazilian governments have been unable to do the job of giving land to the people of Guarani Kiowa, as required by the Constitution,” says Rubens Carvalho of Earthsight. “Now Brazil has a government that has been actively hostile to the rights of indigenous peoples and has done everything possible to prevent further boundaries of indigenous peoples’ lands. Guarani Kiowa has been ancestral lands for over 20 years. Unfortunately, it is unrealistic that this will happen in the foreseeable future, especially under this government. ” Guarani Kiowa has long fought for their rights and their rights. I will continue to fight until my rights are met. Organizations like Earthsight continue to support them.

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