Posts Tagged with "orangutans"

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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Is Palm Oil Healthy?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Is Palm Oil Healthy?

Could it be true that palm oil is not only bad for orangutans, but for our health too? According to institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute, the answer is yes. Based on its saturated fat content and effects on blood cholesterol, several such organizations have [...]

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Is Dr. Oz Shilling for the Malaysian Palm Oil Mafia?

Monday, February 4, 2013

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Is Dr. Oz Shilling for the Malaysian Palm Oil Mafia?

The public controversy around “America’s Doctor” is heating up. You may have noticed, for instance, the feature article in the most recent issue of New Yorker magazine titled “The Operator: is the most trusted doctor in America doing more harm than good?” As we recently reported, Dr. Oz, a TV personality who advocates healthy living [...]

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Dr. Oz Responds to the Pressure, But Doesn’t Go Far Enough To Correct His Mistake

Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Dr. Oz Responds to the Pressure, But Doesn’t Go Far Enough To Correct His Mistake

Thanks to the 14,430 (and counting) of you who signed the petition we created along with Orangutan Outreach, Dr. Oz has begun to tell his viewers the full story about palm oil—on his blog. But he hasn’t done enough. According to news reports, Dr. Oz’s enthusiastic support for red palm oil inspired a buying frenzy. [...]

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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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EU Commission Gives Increasingly Controversial Palm Oil Green Stamp

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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EU Commission Gives Increasingly Controversial Palm Oil Green Stamp

The European Commission’s recent decision to accept palm oil as a “sustainable” transport fuel for the European Union is a huge set back for the protection of Indonesia’s remaining forests. As our world’s forests are converted into barren commodity concessions, exacerbating the connection between dwindling rainforests & climate change, political decision makers should be doing [...]

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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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At What Cost?

Monday, October 22, 2012

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At What Cost?

Late last week, NBC’s primetime program “Rock Center with Brian Williams” aired an episode about the destruction of the last remaining orangutan habitat, the Tripa forest of Indonesia, for palm oil plantations. Rainforest Action Network helped with the behind the scenes legwork to get this important program on the air. Now we need to maximize [...]

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Good News for Species on the Brink of Extinction in Tripa

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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Good News for Species on the Brink of Extinction in Tripa

UPDATE, 9.26.12:  BREAKING: Within the next 24 hours, Kallista Alam, 1 of the 5 major palm oil companies operating in Tripa, will have their operating permit WITHDRAWN. This is a highly important precedent-setting case, as this is the first in Aceh’s (Sumatra, Indonesia) entire governmental history. RAN members like you have helped to keep the [...]

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Cargill Admits Buying Palm Oil from Illegally Cleared Orangutan Habitat

Friday, July 20, 2012

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Cargill Admits Buying Palm Oil from Illegally Cleared Orangutan Habitat

Last week, Cargill admitted to doing business with a very dodgy plantation company in Central Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo) that has illegally cleared thousands of hectares of orangutan habitat — and has even allegedly hired people to hunt down and kill orangutans. Cargill admitted to Reuters that it bought at least one shipment of palm oil [...]

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