Sarah Sax is a journalist who has reported on environmental issues around the world. She has experience in television and production and previously worked for Vice News Tonight on HBO's climate desk.
The Cerrado, a tropical savanna in Brazil that covers an area larger than Mexico, has already lost half of its native vegetation.
A new report reveals the major European supermarkets that are potentially fueling illegal deforestation when they support the Brazilian cattle industry.
Environmental groups argue that Europe should use trade leverage to prevent the Brazilian government from furthering the destruction of the rainforest.
The feud's effect on the soybean trade could be the main culprit behind increased destruction of the Amazon.