Activists Storm SF Grocery Store to Expose Controversy in Quaker’s Products

Grassroots group from around the country calls on PepsiCo to cut Conflict Palm Oil FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  CONTACT: Emma Rae Lierley, 425.281.1989, ***Colorful, high-resolution images of grocery store flash mob protest, available here   San Francisco, CA – Today, two dozen activists from across the United States ‘flash mobbed’ a popular grocery store in San Francisco, CA, engaging store customers and rebranding shelves filled with Quaker products, a PepsiCo brand containing controversial palm oil. This month’s wave of grocery store actions furthers a growing national trend of public outcry against the use of Conflict Palm Oil. The...

Tweet to protect the Great Barrier Reef

The U.S. government’s Export-Import Bank wants to finance a huge coal project that would put Australia’s Great Barrier Reef at risk. We are calling on Fred Hochberg, Chair of the Export-Import Bank, to stop the destruction.Click the links below to send a tweet and take action: .@fredhochberg, will @EximBankUS damage the #GreatBarrierReef by funding Abbot Point coal port expansion? #savethereef .@fredhochberg Hi Fred! Will @EximBankUS be financing Adani's coal export terminal in the Great Barrier Reef? #savethereef .@fredhochberg don’t let @EximBankUS fund #GreatBarrierReef destruction! #savethereef

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  • Sustainability Issues Shadow the Kraft Heinz Merger

    Two food giants merge into one Conflict Palm Oil culprit San Francisco, CA - Yesterday’s merger of Kraft Foods Group, Inc. and H.J Heinz Company combine two companies, both highlighted as laggards among Rainforest Action Network’s (RAN) Snack Food 20 group, noted for their failure to eliminate Conflict Palm Oil from their supply chains and brand products. Promoted by financier Warren Buffett as good news for shareholder value, the merger creates the world’s 5th largest food and beverage company, with a projected annual revenue of $28 billion and a massive environmental footprint. Both food companies have been profiled by RAN as being at high risk of sourcing Conflict Palm Oil, but have yet to adopt and implement the policies and practices needed to cut deforestation, climate pollution and human rights abuses from their palm oil supply chains. Rainforest Action Network’s Agribusiness Campaign Director, Gemma Tillack, said, "This $40 billion...

    New RAN fracking policy

    Rainforest Action Network supports a ban (1) on hydraulic fracturing (2) for oil and gas. The best available research indicates that a ban on fracking, along with other measures to keep fossil fuels in the ground, is necessary to keep climate change at or below 2C degrees of warming. RAN is committed to working toward a 2C target, as a matter of necessity and of justice. In addition to the climate imperative, RAN supports a ban on fracking given the very strong preliminary research on fracking’s acute public health and environmental impacts, and the lack of long-term research available. Lastly, RAN supports a ban on fracking on the principle of community rights. Across the globe, people have taken on a multi-billion dollar industry to stop the encroachment of fracking into their communities. RAN stands in solidarity with communities everywhere fighting fracking.   References: - COMPENDIUM OF SCIENTIFIC, MEDICAL,...

    Brutal Murder in APP Plantation

    Underlines the need to understand and address severe land conflicts and the disconnect between policy commitments and real change on the ground. Last Friday afternoon, February 27th, Indra Pelani, a 22 year-old from Lubuk Mandarsah village, Nick Karim from Simpang Niam...

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