Abuses In Palm Oil Fields Linked To Top Beauty Brands

By Margie Mason and Robin McDowell, AP News. -

Sumatra, Indonesia - With his hand clamped tightly over her mouth, she could not scream, the 16-year-old girl recalls – and no one was around to hear her anyway. She describes how her boss raped [...]

Finland’s Neste Set To Drive Aviation Palm Oil Deforestation

By Biofuels Watch. -

A report published by the environmental NGO Biofuelwatch [1] reveals that the Finnish biofuel and oil company Neste, which expects to become the world’s biggest producer of aviation biofuels in [...]

Orangutang Heads To Oreo Headquarters

By Brendan Montague, Theecologist.org -

Thirty Greenpeace UK volunteers and a lifelike animatronic orangutan recreated a rainforest at the main entrance to the corporate headquarters of Mondelez, makers of Oreo cookies near Uxbridge. [...]

France: Farmers Block Refineries To Protest Palm Oil Import

By Staff, Telesurtv.net -

In France, some 200 farmers dumped dirt on the roads leading to the Total refinery in Grandpuits as well as parked about 40 tractors to form blockades. Farmers in France have blocked access to [...]

Victory Against Ecocide In Guatemala

By Jeff Abbott, Towardfreedom.com -

Nestlé, the world’s largest food and beverage company, announced last month that they would stop purchasing palm oil from a Guatemalan producer tied to human rights violations, environmental [...]

Food Companies Fail to Protect Environmental Activists in Supply Chains

By Benjamin Dangl, www.towardfreedom.com -

By Benjamin Dangl for Toward Freedom. Industrial farming of food ingredients such as soy and palm oil, for example, have led to massive deforestation and displacement of rural communities in [...]

Boycott Indonesia For West Papua Independence

By Ecoterra, www.popularresistance.org -

By Ecoterra. In addition to the official petition (please see below and sign up) addressed to the United Nations and the international community, ECOTERRA Intl. and friends of Peoples close to [...]

Honduran Farmers Sue World Bank Group For Human Rights Violations

By Valentina Stackl, www.earthrights.org -

By Valentina Stackl for Earth Rights - EarthRights International (ERI) filed a federal lawsuit today on behalf of Honduran farmers charging two World Bank Group members with aiding and abetting [...]

Children Traumatized By World Bank

By Jocelyn Zuckerman and Michael W. Hudson, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Jocelyn Zuckerman and Michael W. Hudson for the Huffington Post. Sungai Beruang, Indonesia -- Revan Pragustiawan loved his home by the river. The little boy’s ancestors built the place in a [...]