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Posted by 08/01/14

Following the Global Day of Action to Cut Conflict Palm Oil, PepsiCo responded by announcing a Forestry Stewardship Policy and Palm Oil Commitment. Unfortunately, neither of these new promises are strong enough to guarantee that Pepsi’s use of palm oil is not driving destruction. Instead of cutting Conflict Palm Oil from its products, PepsiCo continues to push its darkly ironic #LiveForNow campaign. PepsiCo is telling people not to worry about climate change, the fate of the last wild orangutans and children that are forced to work in slave-like conditions on oil palm plantations and just #LiveForNow! PepsiCo is pushing its #LiveForNow propaganda...   Read more

Posted by 07/29/14

Today, after seven years of nonstop pressure from RAN, agribusiness giant Cargill - the largest importer of palm oil into the U.S. - made a major new pledge to root out and remove deforestation, species extinction and human suffering from its palm oil supply chains. This is a major milestone as Cargill...   Read more

Posted by 07/25/14

The coal lobby's best friend in the Senate is trying to roll back progress on stopping climate change.  West Virginia Democrat and “mouthpiece for the coal industry” Joe Manchin is trying to undo a new rule that would limit the use of U.S. tax dollars to...   Read more

Posted by 07/25/14

In late June, a team of RAN staff travelled to Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada to participate in the Tar Sands Healing Walk, which is organized and hosted by members of the local First Nations Communities. Walking amidst the tar sands destruction was a humbling and powerful experience. This blog post is one of a series, sharing our impressions...   Read more

Posted by 07/24/14

On the night of December 2, 2002, with temperatures below zero, two sisters and young Indigenous mothers from the Grassy Narrows First Nation drove from their reserve, located in the southern fringe of the vast Boreal Forest in northern Ontario, to a logging road just a few miles from their home and felled trees over the road to protest...   Read more

Posted by 07/22/14

In late June, a team of RAN staff travelled to Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada to participate in the Tar Sands Healing Walk, which is organized and hosted by members of the local First Nations Communities. Walking amidst the tar sands destruction was a humbling and...   Read more

Posted by 07/22/14

Some of the world’s largest producers and traders of palm oil have released a new initiative called the “Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto”. They claim to be “accelerating the journey to no deforestation” but at the same time they're refusing to halt their bulldozers while they continue to destroy rainforests and peatlands. ...   Read more

Posted by 07/17/14

On May 20, thousands of us united in a Global Day of Action to tell PepsiCo to eliminate Conflict Palm Oil. PepsiCo responded by announcing a Forestry Stewardship Policy and Palm Oil Commitment, but neither of these new promises are strong enough to guarantee that Pepsi’s use of palm oil is not driving rainforest destruction, species extinction and human and labor...   Read more

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