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ABC7 News: Bay Area Environmental Activists Blast PepsiCo's Use of Palm Oil

"The demand for palm oil has exploded because it's cheap, the trees grow fast, and the oil does not contain trans fats. Some call it a miracle crop. But palm oil can have a dark side."It's connected to massive scale human rights violations and environmental destruction across the world," said Laurel Sutherlin with the Rainforest Action Network." READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

Don't Miss Out: Palm Oil Action Leaders Summit

You’re going to want to clear your schedule. This. Is. Huge. I’m really excited to tell you about the next big thing happening with the Palm Oil Action Team: The first ever Palm Oil Action Leaders Summit! The Palm Oil Action Team is making some of the largest companies in the world change their policies and their practices to protect the precious rainforests of Indonesia and Malaysia. We're winning, but there is still more work to be done. That's why I am so excited to invite you to join the Palm Oil Action Leaders Summit. When...

Don’t let Big Coal destroy the Great Barrier Reef

Thanks to your pressure, several of the world’s largest banks have said “no” to financing a huge coal project that would put Australia’s Great Barrier Reef at risk.1 But now, news reports have revealed that the U.S. government’s Export-Import Bank is considering financing this destructive project.2 Tell the U.S. government’s Export-Import Bank -- don’t finance the destruction of the Great Barrier Reef! This is an outrage: The U.S. government should be investing in climate solutions, not throwing coal...

Bloomberg Business: Activists Launch Parody Video Attack on Pepsi's Snack Pantry

'PepsiCo's snack-food empire is under attack by satirical videos. It started earlier this month with a spoof video from the environment group SumOfUs, depicting a typical rom-com couple who meet cute by reaching for the last Doritos chip in a bowl. They proceed to have a Doritos-filled romance—breakfast in bed with Doritos cereal, a Christmas tree with Doritos ornaments, a candlelit bath for two in a tub filled with Doritos—before going on a trip to see a "Doritos Forest," which turns out to be a smoldering ruin carved out of the jungle. "Doritos," reads the tag line. "May contain traces of rainforest." PepsiCo was not amused. After the video received more than 1.5 million views on YouTube, the company fired back last week by dismissing it as a stunt "focused on fiction rather than facts." Then, on Tuesday, came another environmentalist salvo from the Rainforest Action Network, this time targeting another popular snack in the Pepsi pantry:...

Tempo: NGO - APP Fails to Meet its' Own Commitment on Forestry Reform

"A new report has revealed that Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) failed to meet its' social responsibility commitments as set out in its' Forest Conservation Policy, which sets out its’ commitment to reform its forestry practices and to address its legacy of land grabs and human rights violations, climate pollution, deforestation, and wildlife habitat destruction across its 2.6 million hectares of concessions." READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE

PepsiCo needs a Time Out

PepsiCo needs a Time Out. Between now and the end of February, Palm Oil Activists around the world are putting PepsiCo in a Time Out until it cuts Conflict Palm Oil. Why a Time Out? PepsiCo is acting like a stubborn child - one who wants all the toys (or profits) but none of the responsibility. We need your help to hold PepsiCo to account. PepsiCo is the largest globally distributed snack food company in the world and is a major user of Conflict Palm Oil. PepsiCo’s continued unwillingness to take responsibility for the consequences of the palm oil in its supply chain is shocking. The company continues to fry its chips and fill its products with palm oil sourced from controversial, unknown plantations -- products like its Quaker Oats Chewy bars that end up in lunch boxes every day....

Constant Conflict? Unresolved Land Disputes Still Haunt Asia Pulp and Paper

On-the-ground interviews with 17 affected Indonesian communities reveal policy implementation problems while hundreds of unresolved land conflicts remain Nearly two years after Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) made groundbreaking commitments to transform its notoriously destructive business practices, Rainforest Action Network (RAN) has partnered...

The #NoKXL Movement Shows Up in Force

Yesterday the movement to stop Keystone XL showed up in force once again, with thousands of you coming together at 158 events in all 50 states—all organized in about 72 hours! Even more impressive, many events happened in the bitter cold of winter, with...

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