|name:||Jean A. Carriere|
|qualifications:||M.A. in Political Science, McGil University (1967), Ph.D. in Political Science, London School of Economics (1978)|
1/ Worked as Senior Research Associate, Centre for Latin American Research and documentation, University of Amsterdam, since 1974. Main research area: Politics and Ecological Degradation in Latin America.
2/ Field work in Costa Rica in 1979, 1980 and 1988.
3/ Has published articles dealing, amongst other things, with deforestation in Costa Rica in academic books and journals published in the U.K. and the United States. Understanding of the relevant issues raised.
It appears that up to 1988, Mcdonald's were using beef from land that had been deforested as recently as 10 years before that date.
This was ecologically irresponsible behaviour given that the rate of deforestation in Costa Rica during the 1960s and 1970s was among the highest in Latin America, and that much of the deforestation was taking place for the purpose of clearing land for pasture.