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Forest Advocates to Staples: It’s Too Soon To Buy From Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)

Release Date: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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CONTACT:
Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org
 

Dr. Andrew Weil: Conflict Palm Oil Bad for People and Planet

Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - With the FDA widely expected to announce a ban on trans-fats within the year, America's sweets and snacks makers are rushing to eliminate the offending ingredients from their products. But the primary replacement they're turning to most - palm oil - isn't much better for people's health, according to Dr. Andrew Weil, America's leading expert in integrative medicine. What's more, most of the palm oil found in America's food supply, dubbed 'Conflict Palm Oil,' is produced in ways that cause large scale rainforest destruction and human rights abuses.

Kellogg’s Bows to Pressure, Issues New Palm Oil Commitment; Rainforest Action Network (RAN) Responds

Release Date: 
Friday, February 14, 2014

CONTACT:

Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161 Laurel@ran.org

SAN FRANCISCO—In the face of growing criticism over its use of the controversial food additive palm oil, Michigan-based food giant Kellogg released a new palm oil sourcing commitment today. Today’s announcement is notable in that it goes beyond the often-criticized standards of  “sustainable” palm oil certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).  

Valentine’s Candies Make Human Rights Activists See Red

Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Grocery store customers in Baltimore, Ann Arbor, Phoenix, Fort Collins, and 250 other American cities will soon be finding stickers on their favorite Valentine’s Day candies that say, “There’s nothing romantic about #ConflictPalmOil.” The stickers are part of a Rainforest Action Network campaign to pressure Hershey’s and other top chocolate manufacturers to stop using palm oil that is linked to child labor, land grabbing, and rainforest destruction.

Anti-Fast Track mobilization to be extended after more than half a million people take action

Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Today, a diverse network of organizations opposing Fast Track legislation announced they are extending their 10 days of activism following massive and widespread public action.

Activists Hold 270 Vigils Urging President Obama to Reject Keystone XL Following Environmental Review

Release Date: 
Monday, February 3, 2014

CONTACT: Blair Fitzgibbon, 202-503-6141

Washington, DC – Thousands of activists held more than 270 vigils urging President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline following the release of the State Department’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The Keystone XL pipeline will be a huge source of climate pollution and clearly fails the climate test set by President Obama. 

Environmental Groups Release Statements About Pending Environmental Review of Keystone XL

Release Date: 
Friday, January 31, 2014

Contact: Blair FitzGibbon, 202-503-6141

In anticipation of the release of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) on Keystone XL, environmental groups CREDO, Rainforest Action Network and the Other 98% released the following statements:

Rainforest Action Network Responds to Kellogg’s Palm Oil Commitment

Release Date: 
Friday, January 31, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO—In the face of growing criticism over its use of the controversial food additive palm oil, Michigan-based food giant Kellogg released a new palm oil sourcing commitment today. Today’s announcement is notable in that it goes beyond the often-criticized standards of  “sustainable” palm oil certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).  

By its own estimate, the Kellogg Company – maker of popular food products that include Special K, Eggo Waffles, and Pop Tarts - purchases one out of every thousand tons of palm oil produced worldwide.

RAN Responds to Indonesian Pulp and Paper Giant's New Forest Policy

Release Date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

On Tuesday, Indonesia's second largest pulp and paper company, Asia Pacific Resources International Limited (APRIL), announced an updated Sustainable Forest Management Policy.  Controversies related to deforestation and human rights violations caused by the business practices of APRIL and its owner Sukanto Tanoto have surrounded the company for years.

New campaign launched: “10 Days to Stop Fast Track” brings together diverse network of labor, Internet, and environmental activists.

Release Date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2014

An unprecedented network of advocacy organizations, labor unions, tech companies and environmental groups have initiated ten days of coordinated action aimed at halting the controversial “Fast Track” legislation introduced by Senator Max Baucus (D-MT) and Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI) earlier this month in an effort to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without a full Congressional debate. The “10 Days to Stop Fast Track” campaign will run from January 22-31.