Posts Tagged with "rainforest destruction"

Palm Oil’s Effects On Communities Around The World

Thursday, October 21, 2010

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Did you see The New York Times Op-Ed on Saturday titled “The World Bank’s Palm Oil Mistake“? I sure did. The author, Thompson Ayodele, provided a narrow perspective on the World Bank’s recent decision to continue it’s freeze on new lending to palm oil projects around the world until it’s framework and strategy is clarified. [...]

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Rainforests Or Big Business: Who Will Win In Jakarta?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) 8th Annual Meeting is coming up November 8-11th in Jakarta. RAN’s rainforest agribusiness team will be there. Indonesia is the world’s 3rd largest greenhouse gas emitter, after the U.S. and China, due to the rapid conversion of the forest country’s valuable rainforests for the expansion of two insatiable, [...]

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Palm Oil Key Focus at General Mills Shareholder Meeting

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Yesterday marked a huge shift in the U.S. food industry – it’s now official that the world’s sixth largest food company is taking concrete action to address their controversial sourcing of palm oil from Cargill. I attended General Mills’ annual shareholder meeting on Monday in Minneapolis, MN, and listened intently as CEO Ken Powell addressed [...]

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Massive Banners Dropped on Cargill, Grain Exchange Skyway

Thursday, September 23, 2010

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Despite state-wide flood warnings, the skies opened for just enough time to allow five RAN activists to hang two billboard sized banners off of a 3rd street skyway during morning rush hour today, calling attention to Cargill’s continuing role in the destruction of some of the world’s last remaining rainforests. Reading: “Cargill: #1 Supplier of [...]

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Cargill Destroys Rainforests at Twins-Rangers Game

Thursday, September 9, 2010

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This past Sunday in Minneapolis,  something unusual happened during the local Twins baseball game. Unhappy with the way one of their hometown corporations (and the largest privately owned in the world) is treating rainforests and its inhabitants, local activists unfurled a banner to spoof Cargill’s 8th inning sponsorship ad. As the Twins pulled into the [...]

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Mr. Page: Future Generations Are Counting on You

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

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Last week, over a dozen local Twin Cities community members, including members of the Walker Church social justice chapter, children, and concerned parents, paid Mr. Page – Cargill CEO – a visit.  The group went all the way to the CEO’s home in Wayzata, MN to deliver hundreds of letters, many hand-written, from children around [...]

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Krafting a New Story on Palm Oil

Thursday, August 19, 2010

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For those following the recent developments of palm oil in the news, you know that this hot commodity is becoming increasingly controversial and companies are starting to either push to get the tropical oil out of their supply chain altogether or to adopt a strong palm policy to ensure they are not contributing to rainforest [...]

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Will Cargill Fall for the Great Sinar Mas Greenwash?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

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After months of waiting for the results of the Sinar Mas “audit,” the controversial findings are finally public and it’s now up to Cargill executives to decide how they will proceed, i. e. whether or not to sever ties with the company known for its rainforest destruction and unsustainable palm oil practices. Read our open [...]

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Breaking New Video: Inside the Cargill Lock Down

Thursday, May 13, 2010

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Last week 10 activists entered Cargill’s private executive mansion, known as the Lake Office, with a special delivery for CEO Greg Page and the other top executives that run Cargill operations worldwide from this secretive chateau in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN. See video of the delivery for yourself: As the largest privately owned corporation [...]

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General Mills Under National Fire: New York to Minnesota

Sunday, May 2, 2010

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Last week was a busy one for General Mills, finding themselves increasingly under public scrutiny.  Not only are hundreds of children across the country now pressuring the company to get the palm oil out of their Cheerios, but during the 2010 Edison Awards in New York while receiving a gold award for their “Gluten Free [...]

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