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Major companies have made hundreds of zero deforestation pledges, but consumers and those that are tasked with monitoring these commitments are left to ask: what do they really mean?

A recent Oxfam report on deforestation-free food has concluded that, while many of the company commitments are welcome, not enough is being done to translate these into tangible policies and effective action.

As reported in the Guardian, there is a concern about the focus on company pledges:

“Around 70% of deforestation is linked to the production of agricultural commodities that end up in food products eaten around the world. And deforestation accounts for around 12% of global manmade greenhouse gas emissions. A recent study from Cornell University suggests deforestation contributes more significantly to climate change than previously realised”.

For more on this story, see this article.

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