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The Quest for Green Palm Oil

Expansion of palm oil onto peatlands was relatively smaller, the papers showed, but as peatlands store large amounts of carbon this was still a big part of palm oil’s carbon footprint. Between 2006 and 2010, an average of 88 million tons of carbon dioxide per year was released due to conversion of peatlands for plantations.

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United States
6° 39' 52.5888" N, 15° 7' 1.8768" E
Jakarta Globe
Friday, November 15, 2013

Group says Halloween candy may be killing orangutans

A new campaign by the Rainforest Action Network reveals that the production of an ingredient in Halloween candy, palm oil, destroys rainforests, endangers threatened species, contributes to climate change, and hides a host of human rights violations.

 

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United States
6° 39' 52.5888" N, 15° 7' 1.8768" E
The Washington Times
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Your Halloween candy may harm an orangutan

The use of palm oil in processed foods is way, way up in part because it doesn't contain trans fat, which the United States says must be labeled on food packaging because of its unhealthiness. The U.S. imports about 10 times as much palm oil now as it did in the mid-1990s. It's not that the oil is evil. It's that production methods need to change.

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United States
6° 39' 52.5888" N, 15° 7' 1.8768" E
CNN
Monday, October 28, 2013

Activist group sends out false news release posing as The Hershey Co.

 

Location

United States
6° 39' 52.5888" N, 15° 7' 1.8768" E
The Patriot News
Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween candy for orangutans

 

Location

United States
6° 39' 52.5888" N, 15° 7' 1.8768" E
CNN
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

What An Orangutan Says To This Little Girl Is A Message We All Need To Know About

However, this particular conversation is way more important than it is cute.

Location

United States
6° 39' 52.5888" N, 15° 7' 1.8768" E
Huffington Post
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Rogue Palm Oil Company, Fearing Negative Ruling, Initiates Conflict with Indonesian Court

Release Date: 
Monday, November 18, 2013

[MEDAN, NORTH SUMATRA] A large demonstration initiated by controversial palm oil company Pt Kalista Alam, who is accused of illegally destroying some of the world’s most important remaining orangutan habitat on the west coast of Sumatra, has disrupted the Meulaboh district court today where the Indonesian Ministry of Environment is prosecuting the company for environmental crimes.

Palm oil producers, NGOs launch responsible palm oil initiative at RSPO AGM

Release Date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

edan, Indonesia, 13 November 2013 – Progressive palm oil companies and environmental and social NGOs today launched the Palm Oil Innovation Group (POIG) at the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) Annual General Assembly. The group is made up of producers and civil society organizations and includes Agropalma, DAABON, New Britain Palm Oil, as well as WWF, Rainforest Action Network (RAN), Forest Peoples Programme and Greenpeace.

Campbell’s Focus of New Campaign To Remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s Snack Foods

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, October 28th

***High res photos and interviews available***

CONTACT:  Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161, laurel@ran.org

America’s Halloween Candy May be Killing Orangutans

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

CONTACT:

Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org