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1 May 2008
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Autor/in: War on Want [UK]

There is an emerging pattern of displacement and human rights violations against Afro-Colombian communities connected to palm oil cultivation. Numerous cases of communities being threatened and attacked by paramilitary groups have been reported. Not...

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2 February 2008
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Autor/in: iNS net [Netherlands]

After a joint complaint by Friends of the Earth and Indonesian Non Governmental Organisations (NGO’s), palm oil giant Wilmar International has admitted violating its own policies on plantation development in Sambas, Indonesia. Wilmar has announced...

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1 February 2008
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Autor/in: Friends of the Earth, LifeMosaic and Sawit Watch

Agrofuels – also known as biofuels - have been heralded as a low carbon solution to climate change in an energy-hungry world...Palm oil, a versatile vegetable oil...is increasingly in demand as an agrofuel...Indonesia, the world’s largest producer of...

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1 January 2008
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Autor/in: Hilary Chiew, Star [Malaysia]

Oil palm companies are subjecting themselves to scrutiny to meet consumer demand for eco-friendly palm oil. Palm oil is heading for certification – the first tangible sign of a commitment towards sustainable production of the versatile yet...

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8 November 2007
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Autor/in: John Vidal, Guardian [UK]

Many of the largest food and fuel companies risk climate change disaster by driving the demand for palm oil and biofuels grown on the world's greatest peat deposits, a report will say today. Unilever, Cargill, Nestlé, Kraft, Procter & Gamble, as...

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1 November 2007
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Autor/in: Jennifer A. Zerk, for Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition [UK]

Any discussion about regulatory reform needs a regulatory context. This discussion paper examines options for future domestic law reform to curb corporate abuse in other countries, against the background of eight case studies provided by CORE members. ...

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1 November 2007
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Autor/in: Internal displacement monitoring centre, Norwegian Refugee Council

Near Colombia’s border with Panama…evidence of a pattern of economic interests fuelling forced displacement and other human rights violations…has triggered investigations by the Attorney-General’s Office of one of the African palm companies for having...

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Artikel
3 August 2007
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Autor/in: James Painter, BBC

Barto...leader of [the] Dayak Kanayan community...says: "This is our ancestors' land which we have had for years, and now we have lost it."...West Kalimantan...is a key region earmarked for palm oil expansion...The EU recently agreed to replace 10% of...

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16 July 2007
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Autor/in: Green Consumer Guide [UK]

...The Body Shop [part of L'Oreal] has won praise from conservation group WWF for...[pledging] to source its palm oil from a sustainable plantation in Colombia, clearly distancing itself from the often destructive industry... Along with cosmetics, palm...

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4 July 2007
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Autor/in: Wilmar International Ltd

As a leading global palm oil player with one of the largest plantation land banks in Indonesia and Malaysia, we believe Wilmar...has become a convenient target for Friends of the Earth Netherlands (“FOE”), which has made a number of serious allegations...

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