Posts Tagged with "Minnesota"

Fed Up With Cargill, We’re Taking Our Demands To Its Customers

Monday, September 9, 2013

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Fed Up With Cargill, We’re Taking Our Demands To Its Customers

It has begun! I’m here in Minnesota today to kick off The Power Is In Your Palm Tour, a traveling roadshow that will visit a dozen of the Snack Food 20—companies using conflict palm oil in their popular snack food products—at their US headquarters. I’ll be working with the dedicated activists on the Palm Oil [...]

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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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Alert! Desperate Orangutans Spotted Panhandling in Minnesota

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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Alert! Desperate Orangutans Spotted Panhandling in Minnesota

A small population of homeless Sumatran orangutans has reportedly been panhandling near the headquarters of agribusiness giant Cargill on the outskirts of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It seems these distraught red apes have descended on the small, affluent town of Wayzata to protest what they say is the destruction of their rainforest habitat for palm oil by [...]

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Cargill Losing Minnesota Community Support Over Rainforest Destruction

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Cargill Losing Minnesota Community Support Over Rainforest Destruction

If a place exists where Cargill has spent the time and resources to look as proper as the front row of a church on Sunday, it’s in the wealthy Minnesota suburbs where the quiet giant is headquartered. Unfortunately for everyone else, Minnesota is also the only place (besides the Internet) where Cargill bothers to try [...]

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RAN Invites 100 Cargill Employees to Born To Be Wild

Thursday, April 7, 2011

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RAN Invites 100 Cargill Employees to Born To Be Wild

On the eve of the global premier of Born To Be Wild, we sent this invitation to Cargill CEO Greg Page. We hope he and many of his Cargill employees will take us up on this generous offer! Dear Mr. Page and employees of Cargill, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) and Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) would [...]

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Breaking New Video: Inside the Cargill Lock Down

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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Last week 10 activists entered Cargill’s private executive mansion, known as the Lake Office, with a special delivery for CEO Greg Page and the other top executives that run Cargill operations worldwide from this secretive chateau in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN. See video of the delivery for yourself: As the largest privately owned corporation [...]

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Activist Lock Down At Cargill Executive Mansion: The Inside Scoop

Thursday, May 6, 2010

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“In the wake of a damning report linking Cargill to the destruction of Indonesia’s rainforests, activists with Rainforest Action Network occupied the executive offices of the nation’s largest private agribusiness company Cargill. Playing a loud recording of chainsaws cutting down rainforests and holding signs reading “This is the sound of your supply chain,” and “Mr. [...]

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General Mills: What’s in My Breakfast that’s Killing Orangutans?

Friday, April 23, 2010

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Thanks to over 700 activists from across the country who signed up to participate in two separate weeks of action targeting General Mills’ cereal brands, thousands of grocery store shoppers now know not to buy Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Trix, or any of the company’s other brands that contain palm oil, unless they want to knowingly [...]

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General Mills: Stop Fossil Foolin’ Around!

Friday, April 2, 2010

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In Fossil Fools Day spirit, a dozen palm oil activists and one endangered orangutan protested General Mills’ use of rainforest-destroying palm oil in front of a San Francisco Safeway yesterday, on the eve of the second National 350-community strong Palm Oil Action Week.   In dozens of states, groups of concerned community members are hitting the [...]

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Palm Oil Controversy Threatens General Mills Golden Reputation

Thursday, March 18, 2010

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“Few things are more important than a company’s reputation with stakeholders.  It represents the sum of all that we do – and reflects the value and trust that consumers, customers, employees, investors and communities place in our company, our brands and our people. We constantly strive to remain worthy of that trust…” says CEO Ken [...]

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