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EU Might Boycott Palm Oil To Stop Deforestation

Deforestation Driving Climate Change, Extinction Indonesia and Malaysia, which produce more than 80 percent of the world’s palm oil, are resisting proposals by European parliamentarians that could limit their access to the second biggest palm oil market after India. Government … Continue reading

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Bunge Jumping Away From Deforestation, Illegal Palm Oil?

Smoke, Mirrors Cloud Progress On Biodiversity, Climate Change Agribusiness and food production giant Bunge announced a commitment to source deforestation and peat-free palm oil today. The only question is will they take action before it’s too late. The Union of Concerned Scientists … Continue reading

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Orphaned Orangutans Go To Survival School

Orangutans Scarred For Life Meet the star students of orangutan school — the unique rehab center where orphaned apes are taught how to climb trees and survive in the wild without their mom and dad. Having had a rough start … Continue reading

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Forest Conservation Good For Business

Sustainable Palm Oil Ignores Biodiversity Editor’s Note: The term sustainable palm oil is misleading consumers as it relates to biodiversity and endangered species. I am looking for a clear and concise statement that tells me that companies that purchase such … Continue reading

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Can Corporations Produce Palm Oil and Protect Biodiversity

All Palm Plantations Eliminate Wildlife Editor’s Note: The palm oil industry is responsible for massive amounts of deforestation and loss of biodiversity across the tropics around the world. As such, critical habitat for endangered species, such as tigers, elephants, orangutans and … Continue reading

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Palm Oil Is The Bungle In The Jungle

Rainforest Destruction Fuels Climate Change A baby Sumatran orangutan swings playfully on a branch at an Indonesian rescue center, a far cry from the terror he endured when his pristine rainforest home was razed to the ground. Now alarm is growing … Continue reading

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