Posts made in May, 2013

SAY NO TO PALM OIL

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Vegetarian association | Comments Off

http://www.saynotopalmoil.com/palm-oil.php About Palm Oil Palm oil is a type of vegetable oil derived from the palm fruit, grown on the African oil palm tree. Oil palms are originally from Western Africa, but can flourish wherever heat and rainfall are abundant. Today, almost all palm oil is produced in, and exported from, Indonesia and Malaysia; but most of the time not using sustainable measures. Vast areas of pristine rainforest is slashed and burned each year in order to make way for oil palm plantations. Many orangutans and other wildlife are killed in the process, so that this one vegetable oil can be used in many of our everyday foods and...

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Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Vegetarian association | Comments Off

sustainable palm oil Orangutans – victims of “sustainable” palm oil PROTEST BACKGROUND Rescue of an orangutan by IAR activistsPerched atop the remains of the last tree, an orangutan looks helplessly on what was until recently the forest he was living in but is now only ruins. Armed with chainsaws and bulldozers, workers of Bumitama Gunajaya Agro (BGA), a palm oil company, have completely destroyed the rainforest for miles. Three other half-starved orangutans – a pregnant female and a mother with her child on her back – were also found crawling around the stumps and tree trunks of the cleared rainforest. “There are more orangutans in the tiny remaining...

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