Posts Tagged with "Cargill"

Questions for Cargill

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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Questions for Cargill

An article released by Bloomberg Businessweek on July 18 found Cargill supplier KLK to be engaging in forced and child labor practices. The article tells of workers and children being held captive, deprived of clean drinking water, working without pay for up to two years, and beaten if they tried to escape. Yet, Cargill has [...]

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BREAKING: Despite New Evidence, Cargill Denies Its Palm Oil Is Made By Slave Laborers

Thursday, July 18, 2013

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BREAKING: Despite New Evidence, Cargill Denies Its Palm Oil Is Made By Slave Laborers

Here’s the last line of a Bloomberg Businessweek article out today that exposes the human rights abuses rampant in Indonesia’s palm oil sector: “Adam, the 19-year-old who fled the PT 198 [palm] plantation in 2010, says he hopes shoppers… ask themselves a simple question when they consider which oil to buy: ‘Is there slavery in [...]

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What is the Price of Palm Oil?

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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What is the Price of Palm Oil?

What is palm oil? Why are rainforests being burned down for palm oil? How can you help stop rainforests from being burned down for palm oil? These are good questions—and we have answers. Here’s everything you need to know about the world’s most widely used edible oil. Read all about it in this blog, or [...]

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Your Supermarket is Selling Rainforest Destruction! Get the Facts On Palm Oil and the US Snack Food Industry.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Your Supermarket is Selling Rainforest Destruction! Get the Facts On Palm Oil and the US Snack Food Industry.

Palm oil touches our lives every time we take a trip to the supermarket. Palm oil and its derivatives are used in a ubiquitous array of packaged foods, including ice cream, cookies, crackers, chocolate products, cereals, breakfast bars, cake mixes, doughnuts, potato chips, instant noodles, frozen sweets and meals, baby formula, margarine, and dry and [...]

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Why ‘RSPO Sustainable Palm Oil’ is not responsible

Thursday, April 25, 2013

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Why ‘RSPO Sustainable Palm Oil’ is not responsible

When you go to the grocery store and you buy a bag of chips, a chocolate bar, crackers, ice-cream, doughnuts, frozen snacks or other candy, you may see a label on the products saying ‘RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil’ or ‘Green Palm Sustainability.’ Such labeling makes it is easy to think that the product you [...]

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Cargill Dead Set On Plantation Expansion; Orphaned Orangutan Calls on CEO Gregory Page in Wayzata, MN.

Monday, April 22, 2013

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Cargill Dead Set On Plantation Expansion; Orphaned Orangutan Calls on CEO Gregory Page in Wayzata, MN.

Meet Uttuh. She’s an orphaned Sumatran Orangutan who lost her forest home when it was destroyed for palm oil. Today she reached out to Cargill CEO Gregory Page at his headquarters in Wayzata, Minnesota for help. She’s got nowhere to go and hardly a limb to stand on. Uttuh’s treetop protest is just the latest [...]

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Free the Wayzata 3

Thursday, December 13, 2012

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Free the Wayzata 3

In what has become quite a local buzz, RAN just released a shocking video of police arresting a mother orangutan and her baby from a public bench in downtown Wayzata, Minnesota. To be perfectly clear, this mother orangutan, just like the hitch-hiking male orangutan that was arrested outside of Cargill’s HQ last week by private [...]

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Orangutans in Minnesota

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

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BREAKING: Police Arrest Orangutans in Minnesota

In what has become an increasingly common sight in this upscale suburb of Minneapolis, homeless orangutans have once again been spotted protesting the agribusiness giant Cargill in locations across the Wayzata, MN region. This startling orangutan invasion escalated significantly yesterday when a mother and her baby were arrested by police in downtown Wayzata. Bystanders captured [...]

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The Fate of Orangutans Is in Cargill’s Hands

Thursday, November 29, 2012

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The Fate of Orangutans Is in Cargill’s Hands

Would you expect to get shot over 100 times in your own neighborhood? Probably not, but that’s what recently happened to a female orangutan when an agribusiness giant decided to set up shop by her house. Aan, a 15 year old orangutan, was shot by a plantation worker after wandering into a palm plantation, a [...]

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RAN Issues Statement in Response to False Palm Oil Claims by Cargill

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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RAN Issues Statement in Response to False Palm Oil Claims by Cargill

Last week, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) contacted Cargill employees in over 20 countries to alert them to the company’s ties to rainforest destruction and orangutan extinction. The email urged employees to watch a recent eye-opening prime time NBC news story profiling the imminent extinction of orangutans due to unchecked palm oil expansion in Indonesia and [...]

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