Posts Tagged with "Pesticides"

Cargill leaves a palm oil mess in Papua New Guinea

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Cargill Inc., the world’s largest agribusiness company, has announced the sale of their palm oil plantations in the remote tropical nation of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Cargill owns mills and plantations in Indonesia, Malaysia, and until today, PNG, and trades palm oil globally produced by at least 25 additional palm oil producers in Indonesia and [...]

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A Cargill Tale: Spray it, Buy it, Ship it

Sunday, March 9, 2008


Final Dispatch: Andrea and Jodie writing from the South American soy frontier On the way back from visiting the threatened Yaguarete forest and the community of Tava Guarani, we happened upon a soy plantation called Laguna Blanca. It wasn’t hidden; in fact, a large billboard outside the plantation gate proudly advertised it, and called our [...]

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From Dekalpar to Toropiru

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Dispatch #2: Jodie and Andrea writing from Paraguay Rural campesino communities in Paraguay are isolated from each other by many conditions: poor roads, distance, lack of bus fare (or lack of buses), shoddy communication, and a self-reliance that keeps them bound to the land. And yet there is something that has evolved simultaneously in many [...]

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No Pesticides?

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Francisco Avalos at a sustainable farm in Minnesota

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