Posts Tagged with "malaysia"

Tackling Indonesia’s Deforestation Crisis Together

Thursday, June 27, 2013

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Tackling Indonesia’s Deforestation Crisis Together

Jakarta – As fires continue to burn the rainforests of Sumatra and customers around the world continue to raise the volume of their demands for deforestation-free products, a group of powerful individuals have gathered to align on how to stop this spiraling crisis. The workshop is organized under the auspices of the Tropical Forest Alliance [...]

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Clearing the Smog: RAN Pushes Companies and Governments to End Indonesia’s Deforestation Crisis

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

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Clearing the Smog: RAN Pushes Companies and Governments to End Indonesia’s Deforestation Crisis

On my way to Jakarta yesterday for a series of meetings with the Tropical Forest Alliance—a consortium of government and corporate leaders from around the world working to confront the world’s deforestation crisis—I stopped for a layover in Singapore. I was immediately hit over the head by the urgency of our task. There, just outside [...]

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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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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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New Study: Protected Forests Won’t Combat Species Extinction Without Proper Safety Buffer Zones

Monday, August 20, 2012

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New Study: Protected Forests Won’t Combat Species Extinction Without Proper Safety Buffer Zones

Is protecting a small fragment of intact natural forest habitat amidst a sea of oil palm plantations enough to combat extinction? Two rare, critically endangered Sumatran rhinos were recently captured on hidden camera in Leuser National Park, Indonesia for the first time in 26 years. This came as a surprise to wildlife conservationists, as there [...]

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Scientists or Lobbyists: Who do You Trust to Act in the Best Interests of our World’s Rainforests?

Monday, June 4, 2012

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Scientists or Lobbyists: Who do You Trust to Act in the Best Interests of our World’s Rainforests?

In what has been called the biggest climate decision of the year for the Obama Administration, the Indonesian and Malaysian palm oil industries are flexing their lobbying muscle to overturn a crucial, science-based decision by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In January of this year, the EPA issued an initial finding that biofuels made [...]

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Setting the Record Straight: Cargill and Tripa Forest Controversy

Monday, May 7, 2012

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Setting the Record Straight: Cargill and Tripa Forest Controversy

Although there are no major fires still tearing through the Tripa peat forest in Sumatra — the densest remaining Sumatran orangutan habitat in the world — updates from our allies on the ground tell us that Tripa is still gravely at risk. With one or two small fires still breaking out each day, combined with ongoing [...]

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Valentine Candy Alert

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Valentine Candy Alert

Did you buy chocolates today for someone you love? Take a quick second to scan the ingredients for palm oil and palm kernel oil. These controversial ingredients are no symbol of love. A majority of the world’s palm oil comes from Indonesia and Malaysia, where thriving rainforests—home to ancient Indigenous communities, majestic creatures, and flora [...]

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Can California’s New Law Stop Slave Labor In Palm Oil?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

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Can California’s New Law Stop Slave Labor In Palm Oil?

Whether you’re one of the 3,200 companies that do business in California with at least $100 million in worldwide gross receipts, or a consumer that buys products from anywhere other than your local mom and pop shops, you better check this out. Effective this month, a new law called the Transparency in Supply Chains Act [...]

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RSPO Missing Persons Report

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

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RSPO Missing Persons Report

Update 11/25/11 10:08am Despite key commitments to work with the RSPO to meet consumer demands, several key RSPO members are missing at this year’s RSPO meeting in Sabah, Malaysia. Has anyone recently seen Kellogg’s, McDonald’s or Girl Scouts USA? They were last seen buying palm oil with Cargill and making assurances to the public that [...]

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