Posts Tagged with "slavery"

BREAKING: Despite New Evidence, Cargill Denies Its Palm Oil Is Made By Slave Laborers

Thursday, July 18, 2013

0 Comments

BREAKING: Despite New Evidence, Cargill Denies Its Palm Oil Is Made By Slave Laborers

Here’s the last line of a Bloomberg Businessweek article out today that exposes the human rights abuses rampant in Indonesia’s palm oil sector: “Adam, the 19-year-old who fled the PT 198 [palm] plantation in 2010, says he hopes shoppers… ask themselves a simple question when they consider which oil to buy: ‘Is there slavery in [...]

Continue reading...

Slave Labor For Palm Oil Production

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

5 Comments

Despite the 7.2 magnitude earthquake, tsunami and successive volcanic eruptions from Mt. Merapi this November, I made my way to Indonesia to attend the 2010 Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil conference, meet with allied organizations, and visit highly disputed palm oil plantations. The rapid proliferation of palm oil plantations has had grave effects on Indonesian [...]

Continue reading...

Conservation Corp.: Enviros Ally with Big Grain Traders

Thursday, September 25, 2008

1 Comment

(from multinationalmonitor.org – more than an interesting read. One of the best articles and analyses dealing with the problems of the ABC’s of Rainforest Destruction – and the relationships between the big companies and the big NGO’s – and the folks on the ground fighting to protect their communities and the integrity of the environment [...]

Continue reading...