Posts Tagged with "agribusiness"

Revelations on illegal Indonesian logging sends clear message to governments and buyers

Saturday, March 22, 2014

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Revelations on illegal Indonesian logging sends clear message to governments and buyers

Last week the former governor of Riau province in Sumatra, the epicenter of deforestation in Indonesia, was sentenced to 14 years in prison by Indonesia’s anti corruption court for taking bribes for illegally issuing logging permits to nine suppliers of APRIL’s Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper and APP’s Indah Kiat mills. This conviction follows similar convictions [...]

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Does Your Family’s Valentine’s Candy Contain Child Labor?

Friday, February 14, 2014

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Does Your Family’s Valentine’s Candy Contain Child Labor?

First, the bad news. This week, as millions of schoolchildren across the U.S. share Valentine’s candy and chocolate, they’ll be unwittingly—and unwillingly—contributing to child labor taking place on the other side of the world. One of the key ingredients in Hershey’s chocolates—and many other Valentine’s candies—is responsible for widespread child labor and human rights violations, [...]

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Pulp and Paper Giant APRIL Rebuked, Put On Notice

Friday, January 24, 2014

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Pulp and Paper Giant APRIL Rebuked, Put On Notice

 The World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a group of 200 international corporations who claim commitments to sustainability, has put APRIL, Indonesia’s second largest and now most destructive pulp and paper company, on notice. APRIL has been placed on probation and the WBCSD will revoke its membership unless it can prove that it has [...]

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An Urgent Request from Indonesian Conservationists

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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An Urgent Request from Indonesian Conservationists

The following post is a guest blog from Indonesian conservationist and RAN ally Tezar Pahlevie. Please watch the brief following video of Tezar speaking to RAN staff from his home province of Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia from November 2013. Please take action now to protect the extraordinary Leuser Ecosystem forever! You can read more from [...]

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An Amazing Thing Happened at the RSPO

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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An Amazing Thing Happened at the RSPO

An amazing thing happened last week at the annual gathering of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) taking place this week in the Indonesian city of Medan on the island of Sumatra. Over 3,000 laborers marched and surrounded the RSPO meeting in a colorful and peaceful demonstration as speaker after speaker criticized the harsh [...]

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Conflict Palm Oil Case Study – Cargill and Snack Food 20 At Risk!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Conflict Palm Oil Case Study – Cargill and Snack Food 20 At Risk!

[TRIGGER WARNING] This article documents rainforest destruction and incidents of orangutan fatalities in relation to the production of Conflict Palm Oil which is regularly used by Cargill and the Snack Food 20 companies. Pictures in this article and in the full report are disturbing. “Conflict Palm Oil” is now one of the leading causes of [...]

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Our Big Finale! (Or is it?)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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Our Big Finale! (Or is it?)

This is it! We’ve reached the final stop on our “The Power Is In Your Palm” Tour! This morning, I accompanied Strawberry, the orphaned orangutan from Indonesia, on her final two Snack Food 20 visits, to the headquarters of Grupo Bimbo (makers of Sara Lee Bread) in Horsham, PA and Campbell Soup Company in Camden, [...]

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RAN Crashes Hershey’s Halloween Party

Saturday, October 26, 2013

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RAN Crashes Hershey’s Halloween Party

When Americans think Halloween, we think chocolate and treats, often from Hershey’s. That all changed today In Hershey, PA, when Strawberry the orangutan and RAN exposed the link between Hershey’s halloween treats and the plight of the world’s last wild orangutans. Hershey’s won’t guarantee that its products are Conflict Palm Oil free, so we took [...]

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The Power is in Your Palm Tour Visits Heinz with Power Shift 2013!

Monday, October 21, 2013

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The Power is in Your Palm Tour Visits Heinz with Power Shift 2013!

The “Power Is In Your Palm” Road Show has brought us to Power Shift in Pittsburgh, PA, where I’ve spent the last several days surrounded by thousands of inspiring youth leaders building a movement to stop the climate crisis. We’re here to talk about the connection between our food choices and climate change, so it [...]

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PepsiCo Can Change — But Will It?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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PepsiCo Can Change — But Will It?

Thanks to you, this has been a huge week in the fight to eliminate Conflict Palm Oil from our food! Our new video with Strawberry the orangutan has been viewed over 146,000 times. Our petition to the Snack Food 20 demanding they cut Conflict Palm Oil has almost 67,000 signatures. From Minneapolis to NYC, our [...]

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