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Human trafficking, child labor, inadequate safety equipment resulting in routine exposure to toxic chemicals, union busting, and other labor abuses are sadly all too common on palm oil plantations, helping to keep the cost of this oil artificially low on the global market.
A new Rainforest Action Network video uncovers palm oil's high human cost.
Don't believe the banks. Because the banking industry is betting on disaster.
"Hell for people and paradise for orangutans," is how Ian Singleton, director of the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program
Leases on federal land ignore coal's real cost, Greenpeace says.
On climate, however, our methods are often outdated and ineffective. Perhaps because we care so passionately, we seem to lack the strategic precision we need to win. We're making mistakes on the very issue that matters most.
I only wear green to the Oscars. I'm not talking about gowns a fashion writer might describe as emerald, chartreuse or seafoam. No, my idea of a green dress is an ensemble that was created in a way that is as good for the planet as it is beautiful on the woman.
Starbucks has a bigger problem than the controversy over its new red holiday cup. It's still buying palm oil and other agricultural products that might be linked to tropical forest destruction, and a coalition of science, environmental and labor organizations isn't happy about it.
But as in Brazil, global consumers are having a powerful role, exerting their will on food companies at the retail end of