How Australia's definition of 'forest' has cheated beef producers

Shan Goodwin
By Shan Goodwin
Updated August 31 2020 - 11:08am, first published 5:00am
INSIGHT: Queensland beef producer Josie Angus and husband Blair. Mrs Angus has presented a fascinating argument that Australia is effectively self-imposing trade barriers via its definition of deforestation.

WHY is fast food giant McDonald's demanding an end to deforestation in Australia's beef supply chain when ranchers in it's homeland, the United States, have no restrictions on thinning or clearing on agricultural land?

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Shan Goodwin

Shan Goodwin

National Agriculture Writer - Beef

Shan Goodwin steers ACM’s national coverage of the beef industry. Shan has worked as a journalist for 30 years, the majority of that with agricultural publications. She spent many years as The Land’s North Coast reporter and has visited beef properties and stations throughout the country and overseas. She treats all breeds equally.

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