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by Elmar Stellnberger

Supply Chain Law Thwarted

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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The world's forests are shrinking faster and faster. Their preservation would be vital for our survival to protect the climate and the immense variety of plants and animals that they house. A German supply chain law was passed in June and will come into force in 2023, but it does not cover environmental issues unless they are also directly related to human rights violations. After all, risks have to be determined in the case of direct suppliers, and in the case of indirect suppliers action must be taken at “substantial knowledge” of human rights violations. The EU legislative proposal on the supply chain law, which is still being drawn up, should nonetheless also work against imported deforestation. Unfortunately, the EU Regulatory Control Council has now questioned the proportionality of the law, after massive pressure from industry lobbyists and the German federal government, which had previously been lobbyed by the Federal Association of German Industries (BDI), the automotive industry (VDA) and have exerted strong pressure with the economic wing of the CDU/CSU and Minister of Economic Affairs Altmaier. An EU legislative proposal against deforestation is under attack likewise. Specifically, deforestation concerns are about imported palm oil, soy, meat, leather and rubber, which are important for the automotive industry, as well as coffee and cocoa. At EU level, the proposed law is no longer subordinate to Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders exclusively, but also to Commissioner for Internal Markets and Growth Thierry Breton. Leather for car seats is one of the main drivers of deforestation in the Amazon and shall be removed from the list of products at risk of deforestation. 80% of global deforestation is due to the expansion of agriculture.



Lieferkettengesetz ausgebremst

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: de,
Type:
update
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Die Wälder der Erde schrumpfen immer schneller. Dabei wäre ihr Erhalt überlebenswichtig, zum Schutz des Klimas und der ungeheuren Vielfalt an Pflanzen und Tieren, die sie beherbergen. Ein deutsches Lieferkettengesetz ist bereits im Juni beschlossen worden und tritt 2023 in Kraft, doch Umweltbelange sind darin nicht abgedeckt, es sei denn sie stehen in gleichzeitigem, direktem Zusammenhang mit Menschenrechtsverletzungen. Immerhin müssen bei direkten Zulieferern Risiken ermittelt werden und bei indirekten muß im Falle „substantieller Kenntnis” von Menschenrechtsverletzungen gehandelt werden. Der EU-Gesetzesvorstoß zum Lieferkettengesetz, der noch in Ausarbeitung ist, sollte hingegen schon auch gegen importierte Entwaldung wirken. Leider hat der EU-Normenkontrollrat jetzt die Verhältnismäßigkeit des Gesetzes angezweifelt, nach massiven Druck durch Industrielobbyisten sowie der deutschen Bundesregierung, welche zuvor vom Bundesverband der deutschen Industire (BDI), der Automobilindustrie (VDA) lobbyiert worden sind und mit dem Wirtschaftsflügel der CDU/CSU und Wirtschaftsminister Altmaier starken Druck ausgeübt haben. Auch ein EU-Gesetzesvorstoß gegen Entwaldung ist unter Beschuß. Konkret geht es bei der Entwaldung um Palmöl, Soja, Fleisch, dem für die Automobilindustrie wichtigem Leder und Kautschuk sowie um Kaffee und Kakao. Auf EU-Ebene ist der Gesetzesvorschag jetzt nicht mehr nur dem Justizkommissar Didier Reynders sondern auch dem Kommissar für Binnenmärkte und Wachstum Thierry Breton unterstellt. Dabei ist Leder für Autositze einer der Haupttreiber für Entwaldung im Amazonas und soll von der Liste von Produkten mit Entwaldungsrisiko gestrichen werden. 80% der weltweiten Entwaldung gehen auf die Expansion der Landwirtschaft zurück.



Reserva de antibióticos en las granjas industriales

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: es,
Type:
new
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El 17 de septiembre de 2021, la mayoría conservadora-liberal en el Parlamento de la UE votó en contra de la prohibición de los antibióticos de reserva en las granjas industriales. Los antibióticos de reserva son antibióticos que se utilizan en humanos cuando otros antibióticos ya no surten efecto debido a la resistencia. Cada año hay cerca de 33.000 muertes por gérmenes multirresistentes en Europa. Aunque fue posible reducir el uso de antibióticos mediante la vacunación del ganado, su uso ha vuelto a aumentar recientemente. Los principales males son el hacinamiento, los enormes puestos que fomentan la propagación de gérmenes. Los antibióticos de reserva representan el 40% del consumo total de antibióticos allí. Se dice que la carne de pavo está particularmente contaminada. En la tienda de descuento Lidl, el 35% de las muestras estaban contaminadas con gérmenes resistentes, en Aldi el 26%. Puede infectarse durante la preparación y por el consumo. Grandes cantidades de gérmenes ingresan al medio ambiente a través del estiércol (ver mensaje anterior). El problema es que los antibióticos siempre se administran a toda la población animal en lugar de sacar a los animales enfermos para un tratamiento individual.



Antibióticos de reserva na agricultura industrial

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: pt,
Type:
new
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Em 17 de setembro de 2021, a maioria liberal-conservadora no Parlamento da UE votou contra a proibição de antibióticos de reserva na pecuária industrial. Antibióticos de reserva são antibióticos usados para humanos quando outros antibióticos não são eficaz nada mais devido à resistências. Todos os anos ocorrem cerca de 33.000 mortes devido a germes multirresistentes na Europa. Embora tenha sido possível reduzir o uso de antibióticos com a vacinação do gado, seu uso voltou a aumentar recentemente. Os principais males são a superlotação, enormes barracas que estimulam a disseminação de germes. Os antibióticos de reserva representam 40% do consumo total de antibióticos lá. Diz-se que a carne de peru é particularmente poluída. Na loja de descontos Lidl, 35% das amostras estavam contaminadas com germes resistentes, na Aldi 26%. Você pode ser infectado durante a preparação e por o consumo. Grandes quantidades de germes entram no meio ambiente através do estrume (ver mensagem anterior). O problema é que os antibióticos são sempre administrados a toda a população animal, em vez de levar os animais doentes para tratamento individual.



Reserve Antibiotics in Factory Farming

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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On September 17, 2021, the conservative-liberal majority in the EU Parliament voted against a ban on reserve antibiotics in factory farming. Reserve antibiotics are antibiotics that are used for humans when other antibiotics no longer take effect due to resistance. Every year there are around 33,000 deaths due to multi-resistant germs in Europe. Although it was possible to reduce the use of antibiotics by vaccinating the livestock, their use has recently increased again. The main evils are overcrowded, huge stalls that encourage the spread of germs. Reserve antibiotics make up 40% of the total consumption of antibiotics there. Turkey meat is said to be particularly polluted. At the discount store Lidl, 35% of the samples were contaminated with resistant germs, at Aldi 26%. You can get infected during preparation and by consumption. Large amounts of germs enter the environment via the manure (see previous message). The problem is that antibiotics are always administered to the entire animal population instead of taking sick animals out for individual treatment.