Posts Tagged with "Rainforest Agribusiness"

Animal Rights Activists to Earth Balance: Save the Rainforests!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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I just got home from the Animal Rights 2009 conference in Los Angeles, where I had the pleasure of meeting with activists from across the country involved in a broad a variety of important issues. At RAN’s table, we had a display that many activists found disturbing – linking the palm oil in vegan butter-substitute [...]

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RAN called out with 5 others for NOT taking a stand on climate change – when that stand was inadequate.

Friday, March 20, 2009

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Integrity is everything when you’ve got limited resources and are committed to saving the world’s last remaining old growth forests, defending Indigenous rights, and stopping climate change. While we applaud the efforts of those who are actively trying to limit our emissions and put a system in place that will ensure that this is so, [...]

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Forbes on food vs. fuel: human misery=investment opportunity

Thursday, November 15, 2007

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Forbes.com published an article today called “Food Vs. Fuel” which, and this isn’t too common in the financial press, addresses the fact that “concern about climate change has led to biofuels subsidies that pit hungry mouths and empty gas tanks against each other.” No exactly what I expected to read from Forbes. The article goes [...]

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ADM Protest: Stench, Soy, and Severe Security

Friday, November 9, 2007

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I’ve just returned from a quick trip helping our Rainforest Agribusiness team organize a protest the ADM annual shareholders meeting in Decatur, IL. If you haven’t yet, check out Leila’s post about all the action inside the meeting. My job was to help put together our outside action. I’ll give you the summary first and [...]

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ADM Execs, Shareholders and Employees hear from RAN and Indigenous leaders at Annual Meeting

Friday, November 9, 2007

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As a culmination of our week long journey with Indigenous and community leaders from Brazil, Paraguay and Papua New Guinea, we visited the heartland of our country to attend and protest at ADM’s Annual Shareholder’s Meeting in Decatur, Illinois. Decatur, Illinois is soy town. It’s also the headquarters city of ADM, Archer Daniels Midland, one [...]

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ADM, Bunge, Cargill: the ABCs of Rainforest Destruction

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

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Today, the Rainforest Action Network turned up the heat on US Agribusiness giants ADM, Bunge, and Cargill. Early this morning, when employees arrived at the Chicago Board of Trade, they were met with a massive banner, reading: “ADM, Bunge, Cargill: the ABCs of Rainforest Destruction.” Watch the banner drop here. We’re stepping it up and [...]

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Wake Up, ADM, Bunge, and Cargill!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

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This morning the RAN’s Rainforest Agribusiness campaign officially launched with a full-page ad in the Chicago Tribune, holding the agribusiness giants responsible for warming our planet for corporate profit. From Indonesia to Brazil, Paraguay to Papua New Guinea, US agribusiness giants ADM, Bunge, and Cargill have been involved in the clearing of pristine tropical rainforests [...]

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RAN’s agribusiness campaign confronts the ABCs of rainforest destruction

Thursday, September 6, 2007

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Last week, our soon-to-be-launched agribusiness campaign put Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) on notice that it needs to answer for its role in rainforest destruction. This week, we sent similar letters to agribusiness giants Cargill and Bunge, telling them they, too, must be held accountable for the environmental havoc and human rights violations associated with their [...]

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Rolling Stone on the “ethanol scam”

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

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My father and I carry on a regular exchange of periodicals. For some reason my housemate has an unwanted subscription to Rolling Stone. I don’t read it, but my dad is a huge fan (it’s a generational thing). So I mail him every issue of Rolling Stone in exchange for his old issues of The [...]

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Eric Holt-Giménez and Joe Brewer discuss biofuels on KPFA radio

Thursday, July 19, 2007

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Eric Holt-Giménez, executive director of Food First, was recently in RAN’s offices to talk to our staff about biofuels. You can hear him talk about the issue in this interview from KPFA radio in Berkley: “How did such a bad idea gain such incredible currency?” Listen and find out. Also in the interview was Joe [...]

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