Posts Tagged with "Sarawak"

The Human Cost Of Palm Oil Expansion

Thursday, November 10, 2011

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The Human Cost Of Palm Oil Expansion

“Before we had a happy life,” Ms. Gaong said she tells her grandchildren. “Now it’s a difficult life. There’s nothing left for them.” The recent story in the New York Times titled “Clashes Between Tribes and Agribusiness Increase in Malaysia” tells an all-too common story. It’s not a happy story. It’s the story of farming [...]

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IOI Group: Stop Undermining Indigenous Rights

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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IOI Group: Stop Undermining Indigenous Rights

Last Monday, IOI Group received an unexpected visit from a group of activists who delivered a large photo of the community of Long Teran Kanan, a community whose traditional lands have been converted to plantations by IOI Group. Along with this powerful photo, the group also delivered the following statement from Rainforest Action Network to [...]

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Walmart Goes Out On A Limb: Sustainable Palm Oil By 2015

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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After a great deal of bad press, such as the 2005 film The High Cost of Low Prices, the retail giant Wal-Mart has been feeling the pressure to clean-up their tainted public image.  While they still have a way to go, on October 14th, Wal-Mart announced significant sustainable agriculture goals that has caught the food [...]

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