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Huge news! One of the world's largest palm oil traders has just cut ties with Conflict Palm Oil producer Indofood. Together with our partners, we've spent years documenting the human rights abuses and rainforest destruction by Indofood. This announcement by Musim Mas, the third largest palm oil trader in the world, proves that we're making a major difference across the industry. Your calls, your…

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The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is the world's largest certification system for "sustainable" palm oil, but unfortunately, the RSPO's certification is no guarantee of palm oil produced without deforestation or exploitation. Recently, the UK-based grocery chain Iceland went so far as to institute a complete and total ban on palm oil in all of its products. The reason? The company's…

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In rainforests half a world away from the United States, orangutans are making their last stand for survival. Scientists warn that these gentle and intelligent animals, among humankind's closest kin, could become extinct within our lifetime if their rainforest homes continue to be destroyed for palm oil plantations. But the primary threat pushing them toward extinction lies much closer to home…

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They're not easy to look at, but these photos show the dire impacts industrial palm plantations are having on the rainforests of…Read More

Last Stand of the Orangutan: How a Needless Product Is Driving an Endangered Species to the Brink [With Photos]

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Last Stand of the Orangutan: How a Needless Product Is Driving an Endangered Species to the Brink [With Photos] November 18, 2013  |   Palm oil. It’s the ubiquitous additive in everything from soaps and lotions to cookies and diet foods. It’s found in junk food like Cheez-Its, Tootsie Rolls, and M&Ms, but it’s also found in the products…Read More
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