The IFA will be intensifying its campaign against the Mercosur trade deal this week.
The farming organisation is holding a lobby session for all TDs and Senators today to build opposition to the deal.
As part of the campaign, IFA is highlighting the environmental damage done by beef production in Brazil with a slogan ‘One Burned Every Minute’, a reference to a recent BBC report which shows that the size of a football pitch in the rain forest is burned down every minute to clear ground for grazing and cattle ranching.
Tomorrow IFA President Joe Healy will travel to Brussels to meet other farm leaders who are opposed to the deal.
Joe has been telling Midwest News today why he believes the Mercosur deal is bad for farmers, for the environment and for consumers and has been explaining why the IFA is raising its opposition campaign to it