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Destruction of Africa’s Forests & Contamination of US Market

A new report from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) - Toxic Trade: Forest Crime in Gabon and the Republic of Congo and the Contamination of the US Market - documents how illegally extracted African timber emerges as "eco-friendly"-marketed products in America, deceiving unsuspecting US consumers. During a 4-year undercover investigation, EIA uncovered the inner workings of one of Africa's most influential timber conglomerates - the "Dejia Group" - controlled by Chinese mogul Xu Gong De.

Toxic Trade: Forest Crime in Gabon and the Republic of Congo and the Contamination of the US Market

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