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  • palm oil and human rights: what you need to know | amnesty

    Palm Oil and human rights: What you need to know | Amnesty

    Palm Oil and human rights: What you need to know 30 November 2016, 16:36 UTC The rapid expansion of palm oil has led to extensive deforestation, destruction of the rainforests and considerable harm to wildlife species.

  • palm oil: good or bad? - healthline

    Palm Oil: Good or Bad? - Healthline

    There have also been reports of human rights violations by palm oil corporations, such as clearing farmlands and forests without permission, paying low wages, All You Need to Know.

  • top 10 facts you need to know about palm oil - one green planet

    Top 10 Facts You NEED to Know about Palm Oil - One Green Planet

    There are sustainable methods for producing palm oil that do not involve deforestation, human rights abuses, or animal deaths. It is just a matter of holding corporations accountable for making

  • palm oil is unavoidable. can it be sustainable?

    Palm oil is unavoidable. Can it be sustainable?

    Human rights abuses such as child labor and forced evictions have been well documented. On the Indonesian island of Sumatra, palm oil companies have sometimes bulldozed entire indigenous villages

  • conflict palm oil - rainforest action network

    Conflict Palm Oil - Rainforest Action Network

    But the demand for palm oil comes at a high price.Palm oil production is responsible for terrible human rights violations as corporations often forcefully remove Indigenous Peoples and rural communities from their lands in order to expand their palm oil plantations.

  • questions and answers about palm oil - rainforest rescue

    Questions and answers about palm oil - Rainforest Rescue

    Wilmar, the world’s leading palm oil company, is involved in 100 land conflicts and human rights violations in Indonesia alone. Sinar Mas, another major RSPO player, has cleared tropical rainforest all over the country for its palm oil plantations, and is still expanding rapidly.

  • about palm oil - palm oil investigations


    Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil high in saturated fats and free of trans fats. The oil palm tree (Elaeis guineensis) is a native to West Africa and was imported into SE Asia in the mid 19th century. Oil palm flourishes in the humid tropics and produces high yield when grown 10 degrees north and south of the equator.

  • what you need to know about palm oil

    What You Need to Know About Palm Oil

    What You Need to Know About Palm Oil By. While palm oil is a good alternative to trans fats for the human body, palm oil's effect on the environment and the people directly and indirectly

  • why is palm oil so bad? - ecowatch

    Why is Palm Oil So Bad? - EcoWatch

    Palm oil is commonly used as a cooking oil in Africa, Southeast Asia and parts of Brazil and its consumption is on the rise worldwide. The recent rise in the use of palm oil in the U.S. food industry has resulted largely from changed labeling requirements that have caused a switch away from using trans fats.

  • palm oil | union of concerned scientists

    Palm Oil | Union of Concerned Scientists

    Beyond its global warming and human health impacts, palm oil production also takes a toll on biodiversity and human rights. Only about 15 percent of native animal species can survive the transition from primary forest to plantation. Among the species vulnerable to palm oil expansion are orangutans, tigers, rhinoceros, and elephants.

  • about palm oil - sos – sumatran orangutan society

    About palm oil - SOS – Sumatran Orangutan Society

    All agriculture has an impact, and with over 4.5 million people in Indonesia alone relying on the palm oil industry as their primary source of income, palm oil is here to stay. What we need to do is ensure that it is cultivated in the least damaging way possible. Palm oil trees do not need to be grown at the expense of forests.

  • the snack food 20 - rainforest action network

    The Snack Food 20 - Rainforest Action Network

    Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd., is a laggard company with a weak palm oil commitment that relies on the inadequate Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification system and lacks requirements for suppliers to end destruction of rainforests, peatlands and abuse of human and labor rights.