Posts Tagged with "Semunying Jaya"

Cargill Needs to Come Clean: Demand Transparency

Monday, July 9, 2012

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Cargill Needs to Come Clean: Demand Transparency

With palm oil in half of all products for sale in US grocery stores, we have the right to know the true cost of its production. Cargill is the #1 importer of palm oil into the US, but the company refuses to be transparent about who it does business with. For instance: Is Cargill still [...]

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Land Lost in Lies: Smallholder Schemes Gone Wrong

Friday, November 5, 2010

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Land Lost in Lies: Smallholder Schemes Gone Wrong

I’ve spent the past week visiting our partners in Indonesia and interviewing frontline communities directly impacted by the palm oil industry. The stories I’ve heard are haunting — tales of human rights abuses, negligent environmental destruction and the criminalization of Indigenous Peoples for trying to maintain some connection to their ancestral lands despite degradation caused by [...]

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RSPO Dispatch: Duta Palma destroys rainforests and lives

Saturday, November 14, 2009

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On the first day of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Pak Jamaluddin was quiet. He said the air conditioning of Kuala Lumpor gave him the flu. He seemed lost among the groups of palm producers, with their Blackberries and dark suits. Exhausted from the canoe rides, bad roads, the concrete maze of Jakarta, [...]

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