Greenpeace volunteers in Sheffield demand Burger King stops ‘flame-grilling’ the Amazon rainforest

A demand has been made to an international fast food restaurant chain to stop destroying the natural world.

Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 3:59 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st November 2019, 12:30 pm
Greenpeace volunteers in Sheffield

Greenpeace volunteers recently spoke to people on Fargate in Sheffield, calling on the fast food company to stop ‘flame-grilling’ the Amazon rainforest.

Forest fires in the Amazon have been raging throughout the summer, many started deliberately by farmers, emboldened by the Brazilian President’s policies to expand agriculture.

Burger King admitted in a statement to the BBC that it knows the chicken and some of the beef it sells in the UK is fattened on animal feed made with soya and the fast food giant also admitted on social media that it buys chicken directly from Brazil.

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Toby, a volunteer from Hillsborough said: “I joined Greenpeace volunteers today, because although the Amazon is more than 5,000 miles away, there are Burger Kings on our doorstep in Sheffield. Most people order fries with their burger, but this fast food chain is serving up forest fires instead. That’s why we’re telling Burger King to stop sourcing meat and soya from Brazil until the Amazon and its people are protected.”

Forty members of the public signed the petition.