Posts Tagged with "rainforest"

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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RAN Channels Small Grants to Two Major Indigenous Mobilizations in South America

Friday, October 25, 2013

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RAN Channels Small Grants to Two Major Indigenous Mobilizations in South America

Indigenous communities are mobilizing in Brazil and Ecuador, challenging the respective national governments’ plans to push large-scale expansion of oil development in the rainforest (Ecuador) and clear the way for roads, dams, agribusiness and development of other mega-projects (Brazil) that would devastate ecosystems and undermine the internationally recognized standard of Free, Prior, and Informed Consent [...]

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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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10 Photos That Will Make You Never Want To Buy Palm Oil Ever Again

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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10 Photos That Will Make You Never Want To Buy Palm Oil Ever Again

Every day the rainforests that endangered Borneo Orangutans depend on for their survival are destroyed to make way for palm plantations. Palm oil companies like PT Bumitama Gunajaya Agro (PT BGA), a subsidiary of Bumitama Agri Ltd, send in bulldozers to clear the forest so they can plant palm trees. Sometimes individual orangutans are hurt, [...]

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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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Asia Pulp and Paper Caught Clearing Rainforest: Credibility of APP Deforestation Moratorium in Doubt

Monday, June 10, 2013

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Asia Pulp and Paper Caught Clearing Rainforest: Credibility of APP Deforestation Moratorium in Doubt

Indonesian paper giant APP says it wants to change, but, given its track record, the company must prove itself before it can be trusted as a supplier of pulp and paper products. Unfortunately, APP’s four-month-old commitment to stop destroying Indonesia’s rainforests has already been called into question. WWF Indonesia recently published an open letter to APP’s [...]

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Why ‘RSPO Sustainable Palm Oil’ is not responsible

Thursday, April 25, 2013

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Why ‘RSPO Sustainable Palm Oil’ is not responsible

When you go to the grocery store and you buy a bag of chips, a chocolate bar, crackers, ice-cream, doughnuts, frozen snacks or other candy, you may see a label on the products saying ‘RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil’ or ‘Green Palm Sustainability.’ Such labeling makes it is easy to think that the product you [...]

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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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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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