Posts Tagged with "rainforest destruction"

Your Supermarket is Selling Rainforest Destruction! Get the Facts On Palm Oil and the US Snack Food Industry.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

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Your Supermarket is Selling Rainforest Destruction! Get the Facts On Palm Oil and the US Snack Food Industry.

Palm oil touches our lives every time we take a trip to the supermarket. Palm oil and its derivatives are used in a ubiquitous array of packaged foods, including ice cream, cookies, crackers, chocolate products, cereals, breakfast bars, cake mixes, doughnuts, potato chips, instant noodles, frozen sweets and meals, baby formula, margarine, and dry and [...]

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Cargill Dead Set On Plantation Expansion; Orphaned Orangutan Calls on CEO Gregory Page in Wayzata, MN.

Monday, April 22, 2013

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Cargill Dead Set On Plantation Expansion; Orphaned Orangutan Calls on CEO Gregory Page in Wayzata, MN.

Meet Uttuh. She’s an orphaned Sumatran Orangutan who lost her forest home when it was destroyed for palm oil. Today she reached out to Cargill CEO Gregory Page at his headquarters in Wayzata, Minnesota for help. She’s got nowhere to go and hardly a limb to stand on. Uttuh’s treetop protest is just the latest [...]

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RAN Issues Statement in Response to False Palm Oil Claims by Cargill

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

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RAN Issues Statement in Response to False Palm Oil Claims by Cargill

Last week, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) contacted Cargill employees in over 20 countries to alert them to the company’s ties to rainforest destruction and orangutan extinction. The email urged employees to watch a recent eye-opening prime time NBC news story profiling the imminent extinction of orangutans due to unchecked palm oil expansion in Indonesia and [...]

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Land Conflicts Spark Occupy-type Protests In Indonesia

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

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Land Conflicts Spark Occupy-type Protests In Indonesia

Here at Rainforest Action Network, I’m gearing up for the Occupy Our Food Supply global day of action on February 27th, 2012 and it reminded me of a story from Indonesia last month. On January 12, thousands of Indonesian farmers, workers, Indigenous community members, students, and people representing over 50 local non-profits flooded the streets [...]

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What Do Cargill’s Recent Palm Oil Commitments Mean For Its Customers?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

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What Do Cargill’s Recent Palm Oil Commitments Mean For Its Customers?

“Whether we like it or not it is very largely our industry which is providing the economic incentives for individuals and companies to chop down trees… Between us, we spend billions of dollars buying these commodities. We can make a difference if we buy them differently and better.” – A senior Unilever executive in a [...]

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Cargill: Keep Slave Labor Out of US Grocery Stores

Thursday, June 23, 2011

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Cargill: Keep Slave Labor Out of US Grocery Stores

Did you know that palm oil—a pervasive vegetable oil widely known for its disastrous effect on rainforests—is found in about half of the goods at your local grocery store? Palm oil is now also linked to slave labor. You can thank Cargill for that. Cargill is the largest importer of palm oil into the US, [...]

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What is Sustainable Palm Oil? Part One

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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What is Sustainable Palm Oil? Part One

What is Sustainable Palm Oil? Part one of a three-part series. Palm oil has become an increasingly hot topic over the last year. This thick, long-lasting oil is found in almost half of all consumer goods sold in grocery stores and it is also a main driver of rainforest destruction in Indonesia and Malaysia. As [...]

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Will Girl Scouts USA Make the Right Choice?

Monday, May 2, 2011

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Will Girl Scouts USA Make the Right Choice?

Will Girl Scouts USA CEO Kathy Cloninger make the right choice for future generations of Girl Scouts or not? Last week a reporter from Madi & Rhiannon’s hometown published a powerful piece in their local paper: “Child Labor, orangutans and Thin Mints: Two renegade Girl Scouts raise questions about palm oil used in popular cookies.” [...]

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Palm Oil Pariah Sinar Mas Commits to Forest Protection. What About Cargill?

Friday, March 4, 2011

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Palm Oil Pariah Sinar Mas Commits to Forest Protection. What About Cargill?

Sinar Mas Group, the notorious international palm oil pariah, recently made a remarkable announcement: The company’s subsidiary, Golden Agri Resouces (GAR), intends to implement a forest conservation policy. Among other things, GAR’s Forest Conservation Policy commits it to a goal of “no new development” on peat lands, High Conservation Value Forest areas or High Carbon [...]

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Neste Oil Wins Public Eye Award for “Stinking to High Heaven”

Monday, January 31, 2011

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The 2011 Public Eye People’s Award, determined by over 50,000 people through online voting, went to Finnish agrofuel company Neste Oil. Congratulate Neste Oil for this award on their Feedback Page! Only the most evil corporate offenders appeared on the shortlist of the Public Eye Awards. The award is handed out at the World Economic [...]

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