Casino sued by indigenous from the Amazonas

Indigenous people from Brazil and Colombia sued retailer Casino in a French court on Wednesday over selling beef linked to land grabbing and deforestation in the Amazon, campaigners involved in the lawsuit said. They expect 3 million euros to the organisations that represent indigenous peoples to ensure that their activities do not entail deforestation. Casino, which controls Brazil’s largest food retailer, Grupo Pao de Acucar (GPA) and Colombian retailer Almacenes Exito, said it actively fought against deforestation by cattle ranchers in Brazil and Colombia.

Source: Reuters