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PepsiCo Focus of New Campaign To Remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s Snack Foods

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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CONTACT:  Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161, laurel@ran.org

Purchase, NY—Today, activists with Rainforest Action Network (RAN) delivered a set of demands to local food giant PepsiCo, Inc. regarding the company’s use of the controversial food additive palm oil in its products. RAN recently announced a new national campaign to remove “Conflict Palm Oil” responsible for rainforest destruction, human rights violations and carbon pollution from America’s snack foods.

Dunkin’ Brands Focus of New Campaign To Remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s Snack Foods

Release Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2013

For Immediate Release

Monday, October 7th

 

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CONTACT:  Laurel Sutherlin, 415.246.0161, laurel@ran.org

 

36 People Risk Arrest at State Department Office in Boston Protesting Keystone XL Pipeline

Release Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2013

Pictures available to media here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nokxl/sets/72157636291491806/

BOSTON, MA — Thirty-six people risked arrest today while staging a peaceful sit-in at the State Department’s office in Secretary Kerry's hometown of Boston in opposition to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. More than 200 supporters also rallied at Monday’s event in support of those risking arrest.

Rainforest Action Network Statement in Response to Kellogg’s Refusal to Address its Use of Conflict Palm Oil

Release Date: 
Friday, October 4, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO—In the face of growing criticism over its use of the controversial food additive palm oil, this week Michigan-based food giant Kellogg’s told its customers and concerned environmental groups that responsibility was held by its supplier the agribusiness giant Wilmar International Ltd.

By its own estimate, the Kellogg Company purchases one out of every thousand tons of palm oil produced worldwide.

Rainforest Action Network Statement of Support with Arctic 30

Release Date: 
Thursday, October 3, 2013

San Francisco, CA—On September 18, twenty-eight Greenpeace activists and two freelance documentarians on the Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise were arrested  by the Russian Coast Guard after a protest at a Gazprom drilling platform in the Arctic Sea. Greenpeace activist climbers had attempted to board the platform to disrupt its operations and protect pristine and fragile arctic regions by the world's largest fossil fuel companies. On September 19, Russian authorities towed the Arctic Sunrise to the Port of Murmansk.

Mars Company Focus of New Campaign To Remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s Snack Foods

Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

 

McLean, VA—Today, activists with Rainforest Action Network (RAN) delivered a set of demands to local food giant Mars, Inc. regarding the company’s use of the controversial food additive palm oil in its products. RAN recently announced a new national campaign to remove “Conflict Palm Oil” responsible for rainforest destruction, human rights violations and carbon pollution from America’s snack foods.

The J.M. Smucker Company Focus of New Campaign To Remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s Snack Foods

Release Date: 
Monday, September 23, 2013

For Immediate Release

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Orville, OH—Today, activists with Rainforest Action Network (RAN) delivered a set of demands to local food giant The J.M. Smucker Company regarding the company’s use of the controversial food additive palm oil in its products. Earlier this month, RAN announced a new national campaign to remove “Conflict Palm Oil” responsible for rainforest destruction, human rights violations and carbon pollution from America’s snack foods.

Kellogg’s Is Focus of New Campaign To Remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s Snack Foods

Release Date: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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Rainforest Action Network Visits Local Snack Food Giant Named as a Member of the 20 Snack Food Companies at Center of New Campaign

New Report and Colorful Protest Last Week at Chicago’s Board of Trade Expose Snack Food Companies’ Role in Orangutan Extinction, Climate Change and Human Rights Abuses.

Kraft and Mondelez First Stops in New Campaign To Remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s Snack Foods

Release Date: 
Friday, September 13, 2013

Deerfield, Illinois—Today, activists with Rainforest Action Network (RAN), including one dressed as an orangutan met with company officials at the headquarters of local food giants Kraft and Mondelez after the group announced a national campaign yesterday to remove “Conflict Palm Oil” from America’s snack foods. A protest at Chicago’s Board of Trade yesterday morning publicly named the 20 snack food companies that RAN’s campaign will focus on. Today’s visits are the first two company stops on a recently launched national tour by RAN called The Power Is In Your Palm Tour.