US food giant Bunge is sourcing sugarcane from the ancestral land of Brazil’s Guarani tribe. The company is buying the crop from farmers who have developed vast plantations on the land where the Guarani’s forests once stood. The Indians, having been evicted from their land, now live in appalling conditions.
The Guarani of Jata Yvary community warn the sugarcane invasion, for Brazil’s booming biofuels industry, is seriously harming them. They say, ‘We want to preserve the forest but [outsiders] are destroying it, and illegally making money from it.’
Please email the CEO of Bunge Brazil urging the company to stop buying sugarcane from Guarani land immediately.