Forests Stories

Cargill is the largest importer of palm oil into the U.S. and one of the largest traders of controversial palm oil in the world.
Many of us live thousands of miles away from Brazil, Indonesia and the Congo Basin, where the last stands of tropical rainforests still exist. It’s easy to forget that each breath we take is connecting us to those remote ecosystems, and that we should care as much about their survival as our own.
Did you know that some of the books you buy could be contributing to Indonesian rainforest destruction? RAN's new Rainforest-Safe Kids’ Books pocket guide ranks eleven of the nation’s largest children’s book publishers for their commitments to protect Indonesia's rainforests and the environment.
Calculating the Real Carbon Footprint of APP’s Paper: APP’s 2006 total emissions were higher than those of 165 countries around the world.
General Mills has a comprehensive palm oil policy that puts them at the front of the pack when it comes to American companies addressing the problems with palm oil.
Logging companies APP and APRIL are razing Indonesian rainforests and replacing them with plantations to make cheap paper. U.S. book publishers are using this paper to make books for American children.
Operations at Cargill plantations are actively burning and clearing rainforests, causing conflict with local communities, destroying peatlands and operating in violation of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) Principles and Criteria and outside of Indonesian law.