Posts Tagged with "Rainforest Agribusiness"

Conflict Palm Oil Case Study – Cargill and Snack Food 20 At Risk!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

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Conflict Palm Oil Case Study – Cargill and Snack Food 20 At Risk!

[TRIGGER WARNING] This article documents rainforest destruction and incidents of orangutan fatalities in relation to the production of Conflict Palm Oil which is regularly used by Cargill and the Snack Food 20 companies. Pictures in this article and in the full report are disturbing. “Conflict Palm Oil” is now one of the leading causes of [...]

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Our Big Finale! (Or is it?)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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Our Big Finale! (Or is it?)

This is it! We’ve reached the final stop on our “The Power Is In Your Palm” Tour! This morning, I accompanied Strawberry, the orphaned orangutan from Indonesia, on her final two Snack Food 20 visits, to the headquarters of Grupo Bimbo (makers of Sara Lee Bread) in Horsham, PA and Campbell Soup Company in Camden, [...]

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RAN Crashes Hershey’s Halloween Party

Saturday, October 26, 2013

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RAN Crashes Hershey’s Halloween Party

When Americans think Halloween, we think chocolate and treats, often from Hershey’s. That all changed today In Hershey, PA, when Strawberry the orangutan and RAN exposed the link between Hershey’s halloween treats and the plight of the world’s last wild orangutans. Hershey’s won’t guarantee that its products are Conflict Palm Oil free, so we took [...]

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The Power is in Your Palm Tour Visits Heinz with Power Shift 2013!

Monday, October 21, 2013

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The Power is in Your Palm Tour Visits Heinz with Power Shift 2013!

The “Power Is In Your Palm” Road Show has brought us to Power Shift in Pittsburgh, PA, where I’ve spent the last several days surrounded by thousands of inspiring youth leaders building a movement to stop the climate crisis. We’re here to talk about the connection between our food choices and climate change, so it [...]

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PepsiCo Can Change — But Will It?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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PepsiCo Can Change — But Will It?

Thanks to you, this has been a huge week in the fight to eliminate Conflict Palm Oil from our food! Our new video with Strawberry the orangutan has been viewed over 146,000 times. Our petition to the Snack Food 20 demanding they cut Conflict Palm Oil has almost 67,000 signatures. From Minneapolis to NYC, our [...]

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The Inside Scoop on Stickering, As Told By A Snacktivist

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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The Inside Scoop on Stickering, As Told By A Snacktivist

This post was written for RAN by Megan in Florida, who has been taking action with our Palm Oil Action Team to call out snack food companies using palm oil tied to rainforest destruction in their products. “Caution! This Snack Food May Cause Orangutan Extinction!” flashes boldly from the snack food products being sold at [...]

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The Fate of Orangutans Is in Cargill’s Hands

Thursday, November 29, 2012

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The Fate of Orangutans Is in Cargill’s Hands

Would you expect to get shot over 100 times in your own neighborhood? Probably not, but that’s what recently happened to a female orangutan when an agribusiness giant decided to set up shop by her house. Aan, a 15 year old orangutan, was shot by a plantation worker after wandering into a palm plantation, a [...]

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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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BREAKING: Occupy Cargill Activists Stage Citizens’ Arrest of Cargill, Inc.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

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BREAKING: Occupy Cargill Activists Stage Citizens’ Arrest of Cargill, Inc.

MINNEAPOLIS – A colorful crowd of 40 Occupy activists, food justice advocates, farmers, and anti-corporate-personhood protestors braved below freezing temperatures today to gather with Rainforest Action Network to voice their grievances and stage a mock citizen’s arrest of Cargill Inc. in downtown Minneapolis. Bolstered by mass demonstrations nationwide on the second anniversary of the disastrous [...]

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RAN Staff Finds Deforestation And Violence For Palm Oil Unchecked By The RSPO

Friday, December 2, 2011

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RAN Staff Finds Deforestation And Violence For Palm Oil Unchecked By The RSPO

As the 9thAnnual Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) meeting wrapped up on the island of Borneo, the crisis stemming from the uncontrolled expansion of palm oil plantations into rainforests and communities reached a fever pitch. Consider this: In the few days that RAN’s four staff-member delegation attended the RSPO meeting in SE Asia, the [...]

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