Posts Tagged with "monoculture"

Slave Labor For Palm Oil Production

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

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Despite the 7.2 magnitude earthquake, tsunami and successive volcanic eruptions from Mt. Merapi this November, I made my way to Indonesia to attend the 2010 Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil conference, meet with allied organizations, and visit highly disputed palm oil plantations. The rapid proliferation of palm oil plantations has had grave effects on Indonesian [...]

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When “Responsible” Just Isn’t Enough

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

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The voices are growing louder. In recent weeks declarations released by social movements, as well as social justice and environmental NGO’s internationally have pronounced: there is no such thing as responsible soy. The very nature by which soy monoculture is produced, taking up vast swaths of land throughout South America, using massive amounts of water [...]

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