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What’s Fueling the Demand for the Palm Oil Destroying the Rainforests of Indonesia?

Today Rainforest Action Network released an emotional video that reveals the horrible costs of our growing appetite for palm oil. The two-minute film shows that industrial palm plantations in Indonesia are driving to extinction the last populations of orangutans, a great ape that possesses a sentience like few other animals (you can watch the video below). The video is a follow-up to a report the group put out last month about “Conflict Palm Oil” and the latest salvo in its campaign to force major food brands to reform the palm oil industry.

Earth Island Journal
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

RAN: Kellogg cannot deflect palm oil heat onto supplier

Kellogg cannot shirk its palm oil responsibility by deflecting attention to its supplier, says RAN following a statement from Kellogg calling for productive talks between its supplier Wilmar and the environmental group.

BakeryAndSnacks.com
Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Kellogg wants ‘productive dialogue’ between Wilmar and RAN after palm oil protests

The Kellogg Company hopes its Asian partner Wilmar International can have a productive dialogue with the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) over issues surrounding its palm oil sourcing.

BakeryAndSnacks.com
Friday, October 4, 2013

Keystone XL protesters arrested in downtown Houston (video)

Police advised those arrested that they faced up to a $1,000 fine and 180 days in jail.

“They feel strongly enough that they’re going to take that risk,” said Amanda Starbuck, a spokeswoman for the Rainforest Action Network, which also organized the protest.

Fuel Fix
Monday, September 16, 2013

13 arrested in TransCanada protest

Police warned protesters they could face up to a $1,000 fine and 180 days in jail prior to arresting them, the Houston Chronicle said.

"They feel strongly enough that they're going to take that risk," said Amanda Starbuck, a spokeswoman for the Rainforest Action Network, which helped organize the protest.

Among those arrested were a former Exxon employee and a former Chevron geologist, both of whom quit their jobs because they were concerned about the environmental impact they were having.

UPI.com
Monday, September 16, 2013

Rainforest Action Network to PepsiCo, General Mills: Stop killing orangutans

The Rainforest Action Network, an organization that campaigns for the world's rain forests, is on a mission to rid your snack food of what it calls "conflict palm oil." And it's naming some of America's most popular snack food companies, including Pepsi, Campbell's Soup and General Mills among its 20 worst "conflict palm oil" users. But some of these companies say they're part of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, an organization that works to promote the use of sustainable palm oil.

Los Angeles Times
Friday, September 13, 2013