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Groups Urge Investors, Grocers to Drop Brazil’s JBS on Rising Emissions

  • Meatpacker’s emissions rose 51% in the past 5 years: report
  • JBS says report uses flawed methodology to calculate emissions

Environmental groups are calling on JBS SA’s investors and customers to drop the world’s largest meat supplier, claiming its greenhouse gas emissions are rising.

The Sao Paulo-based company’s emissions increased by 51% over the past five years along with a sharp increase in the number of animals it slaughtered, according to estimates from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) released Thursday along with Mighty Earth -- both of which describe themselves as nonprofit organizations.