Tag: deforestation and palm oil

orangutan conservation

Sustainability Claims Fraudulent Today Amnesty International published a damning report into the practices of major consumer goods multinationals. The human rights NGO dissects the palm oil supply chain and finds evidence of forced labor, child employment and dangerous working conditions within the palm oil supply chain. Although the company primarily under investigation is Wilmar, the world’s largest […]

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orangutan conservation

Sustainable Palm Oil A Label Bought Not Earned The sustainable palm oil industry is destroying biodiversity at the speed of light. In a rush to greenwash the industry, biodiversity is being crushed and pushed toward extinction. The culprits then offset the death and destruction with a token green project somewhere else around the world. Companies like […]

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orangutan conservation

Palm Oil Kills Deforestation is directly responsible for about 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. In addition to the carbon released when forests are burned, deforestation impairs the planet’s capacity to absorb harmful CO2 from our air, which compounds the greenhouse effect, global warming and climate change. Because of deforestation, ecosystems in some regions of the […]

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Sumatra Indonesia

Editor’s Note: Unfortunately, most of the talk about sustainability in the palm oil industry is just smoke and mirrors. This is an immediate battle for the survival of critical species in our fragile web of life. To be more precise, this is about the survival of the Sumatran tiger and the orangutans of Sumatra and […]

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global warming and climate change

Palm Oil Destroying Biodiversity Palm oil plantations could be accelerating the effects of climate change, new research shows, adding further credibility to claims the crop is not environmentally sustainable and eliminates biodiversity, which is pushing many species toward extinction. An international team of scientists examined how the deforestation of peat swamps in Malaysia to make way […]

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