Monthly Archives: December 2013

UPDATED: Herakles Farms Spearhead Apparently Commits Suicide

Based on the below story, “Scientists Say Massive Palm Oil Plantation Will ‘Cut the Heart Out’ of Cameroon’s Rainforest,” found here (palm oil is a world-wide scourge,not just in southeast Asia): I wrote an email (back in March 2012) … Continue reading

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REPOSTED – Just Because I Want To: Orangutan Outreach Photo — What’s At Stake in Indonesia and Malaysia

(Photo Credit: Orangutan Outreach. Copyright 2012. All rights reserved. No use whatsoever without the explicit written permission from the copyright holder.) I do some pro bono legal work for Orangutan Outreach, but I’ve also adopted an orphaned/displaced orangutan (or two) through this … Continue reading

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UPDATED 12/17/2013: Hershey Responds – Jolly Rancher Fruit Chews

Saw palm oil in an unsuspected Hershey product – Jolly Rancher Fruit Chews, of all places, in my local store.   Wrote to them. Here’s their response: Thank you for your recent inquiry regarding Palm Oil. We appreciate your interest in our … Continue reading

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UPDATED – 12/15/2013: Oil Giant Caves to Public Pressure

Who says direct action doesn’t work?  Here’s this great news from Greenpeace.  If we can only get other big evil corporations to follow suit. Wilmar International, the world’s largest palm oil trader today announced a No Deforestation Policy in response … Continue reading

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REPOSTED: SEND A COMMENT! What the FDA Ban on Trans Fats Means for Palm Oil, Orangutans and Other Critically Endangered Species – 60 Day Extension

(These are orphaned orangutans rescued from palm oil plantations (partially funded by donations to Orangutan Outreach at who are now being nursed back to health, trained and rehabilitated for a return to safely protected forests.) _______________________________ The law of unintended … Continue reading

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Palm Oil Marches Through the Amazon

    Got an alert from Rainforest Rescue about the illegal push for palm oil in the Amazon, which is literally the “lungs of earth.” Environmentalists working in the Amazon rainforest in Peru have written to us to express their … Continue reading

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