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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

 

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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.

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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

Make Sure Your Family’s Valentine’s Candy Does Not Support Child Labor

Rainforest Action Network is leading a Valentine’s Day campaign to convince Hershey’s and other top chocolate companies to remove Conflict Palm Oil from their supply chains. Hundreds of activists in 250+ American cities are placing warning stickers on Valentine’s chocolates in grocery stores this week that say, “There’s nothing romantic about #ConflictPalmOil.” 

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United States
6° 39' 52.5888" N, 15° 7' 1.8768" E
Green Mom Guid
Friday, February 14, 2014

There’s Nothing Romantic About These Valentine’s Day Candies

This Valentine’s Day, the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is urging us all to find a better way to show our love than with store-bought candies

Care2
Thursday, February 13, 2014