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Forests Newsroom

A New Leaf in the Rainforest: Longtime Villain Vows Reform

"APP is quite brave to bring in Rainforest Alliance," said Lafcadio Cortesi, forests campaign director at the Rainforest Action Network, which remains an outspoken critic of APP despite the policy.

Location

United States
6° 39' 52.5888" N, 15° 7' 1.8768" E
Yale: Environment 360
Monday, March 10, 2014

As Consumers Demand Trans Fat Alternative, Corporations Clear Cut Forests To Meet Demand

Use of palm oil in the United States alone has increased by some 500 percent over the past decade, according to the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), an advocacy group. The group estimates that palm oil is currently found in roughly half of all packaged foods on U.S. shelves.

Mint Press News
Friday, March 7, 2014

Asia Pulp and Paper: One Year After the Forest-Clearing Moratorium

Feb. 5 marked the anniversary of APP’s announcement by company Chairman Teguh Ganda Wijaya that it had stopped the destruction of natural forest lands in Indonesia, and in marking this milestone, the company has announced further areas of focus going forward.

Triple Pundit
Monday, February 24, 2014

How Tracing The Oil In Your Pop-Tarts May Help Save Rain Forests

 

Location

United States
6° 39' 52.5888" N, 15° 7' 1.8768" E
NPR
Friday, February 21, 2014

Website Gives Real-Time Snapshot of Deforestation

report from the Rainforest Action Network, an advocacy group, found that the Kellogg Company, a U.S.

Inter Press Service
Friday, February 21, 2014

Kellogg’s promise to source fully traceable palm oil

“Kellogg has taken a step in the right direction, but a statement of intent is not the same as a binding, time-bound responsible palm oil policy. For communities and orangutans in Indonesia what matters now is that Kellogg puts this commitment into action with thorough and rapid implementation," said Rainforest Action Network senior forest campaigner Gemma Tillack.

Wildlife Extra.com
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Environmental Concerns Over Palm Oil

I spoke to folks at the Rainforest Action Network. They've been very involved and have spent a lot of time on the ground there, and they say another issue is children working in the industry. What sometimes happens, they say, is that when workers are trying to meet production quotas, if they're not close to fulfilling a quota, they might bring in children to help.

Location

United States
6° 39' 52.5888" N, 15° 7' 1.8768" E
Here & Now
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Labor Abuses Common in Palm Oil Industry

Eventually, workers on Adam’s plantation were able to enlist the assistance of Rainforest Action Network and the Malaysian NGO Sawit Watch. Pressure from these two groups resulted in many workers being allowed to leave, and promises from KLK to pay back wages to workers and blacklist the third party labor recruiter responsible for providing the workforce for the plantation.

Earth Island Journal
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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