Tag: RSPO fraud

Sustainability 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 Unilever, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, […]

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Deforestation Not Sustainable Or Responsible 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 […]

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Biodiversity Threatened By Sustainable Palm Oil By Calen May-Tobin, Tropical Forest and Climate Initiative The word “manifesto” rarely conjures up positive connotations. That word brings to my mind Karl Marx’s famous tome, at best, and, at worst, images of a bearded man in a remote cabin. Regardless, it’s a word most often associated with people or […]

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Palm Oil Buyers Have Blood On Their Hands Thanks to the destructive practices of multinational conglomerates, such as Cargill, Unilever, Kellogg’s, Nestle, Kraft, Johnson & Johnson, Procter and Gamble, General Mills, Mars, Coca-Cola and Pepsi, our rainforests are being destroyed every day to create massive palm oil plantations in Indonesia, Malaysia and elsewhere around the […]

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RSPO Label Bought Not Earned Hundreds of hectares of rainforest and tiger habitat protected under the Indonesian government’s moratorium have been destroyed, revealed Greenpeace International, following an investigation into Duta Palma, a notorious Indonesian palm oil producer  and member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Oil (RSPO). Duta Palma has a long history of deforestation, community conflict, illegality, […]

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Rainforests Destroyed To Make Palm Oil Plantations Palm oil is derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree, it contributes to the economic development of the producing countries and to the deadly diets of millions of people around the world. In fact palm oil can be found in a huge percentage of every day […]

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