Mother Jones: We Need To Talk About Palm Oil

“Emma Lierley, forest policy director at the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), echoed this sentiment. “The same problems are still happening in this industry,” she said. “Deforestation is continuing, threatened species are still being put at risk, and there’s evidence that labor abuse including child labor and forced labor are still commonplace across plantations in Malaysia and Indonesia—and all of this is happening despite corporate policy changes.”

“Corporate policy is all well and good, but it has to be worth the paper it’s written on,” Lierley added. “We’re just not seeing that real change taking place.” (Read More)