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3 years ago
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New Petition: Cargill: Keep Slave Labor Out of Grocery Stores

The Palm Oil plantations that Cargill purchases from—and distributes to hundreds of America’s household food brandsuses Slave Labor. Palm Oila pervasive vegetable oil widely known for its disastrous effect on Rainforestsis in about half of the goods at your local grocery store and now also linked to Slave Labor: You can thank Cargill for that, the largest importer of Palm Oil into the US, supplying most Food Companies in America.

 

3 years ago

firmado y compartido, gracias Michaela, me alegro de que tu viaje haya sido fantástico! un beso

3 years ago

El viaje me gustò muchissimo!! El tiempo estava maravelloso!!!!!!! Besos para ti, mi amiga!!!!!!!! Muchas gracias!!! Michela

3 years ago

y enhorabuena por tu castellano, ya me gustaría a mí saber italiano! CIAO, BELLA! I GRAZIE, un beso

3 years ago

Thanks Michela, Signed

I've noted before that I have no doubt that Cargill has tried to get orangutans to work for them. Humans slaves would be the next best thing.

Cargill
2 years ago

Cargill is disgusting!  Living in Costa Rica, we buy most of our fruits and vegetables at verdulerias--fruit stands.  Where we live, many of the mercados--markets are family owned and family-run.  People often grow their own fruits and vegetables; including palm trees, for coconuts, palmito (heart of palm) and pejibaye, which is another type of palm fruit.  It has a fascinating taste and is quite hearty.  There are palm oil plantations here, and that is distressing, but it's not on as large a scale as other parts of the world.

2 years ago

Gladly Signed the Cargill Petition. Thank you so much Michela. This happens world wide.

2 years ago

Michela both Cargill petitions signed - thank you!

 

 

2 years ago

I have already signed. Now I shared on my Facebook wall.

signed
2 years ago

those monsters.....
slavery,in 2011?
unfathomable that they still get away with this..
have we not progressed,at all?
DISTURBING

2 years ago

Thank you Michela for all you do for the orangutans

2 years ago

If I had checked I would have seen that I signed the grocery store one. Well now I've signed it twice. I guess it's better than none. Excellent pictures.

2 years ago

Both are signed!  Thanks again Michela.  You are doing fantastic work here!!

signed!
2 years ago

Michela really liked the "What’s your connection to Rainforest Destruction?"  flow chart.  I am a teacher and will use that as a visual aid!  Thanks! 

 



This post was modified from its original form on 28 Oct, 18:08
2 years ago

Signed and shared twice more times on different addresses thanks Michela

2 years ago

Both signed & posted to my FB page. Have a spooktacular Halloween & a good week everyone.

2 years ago

Thanks Michela, Signed. Your visual on how we all contribute to rain forest destruction in some way was really an eye opener. Thanks again.

Cargill petitions
2 years ago

Both petitions signed and fb..sorry I didn't post this sooner.
And thanks to Gudrun and all who posted these wonderfull photos and work so hard for the cause...
And what a great chart Michela..ONE LOVE

2 years ago

Signed..........we have to protect these animals before they become extinct!!!!

2 years ago

What do you think about this video - there is also a second (i cannot paste in - it is part 2)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfb03NpsnwI&feature=youtu.be

2 years ago

I signed the two petitions and shared it's links on Facebook. Thank you so much Michela, for all your great posts!

Cargill Keep Slave Labor Out of our Grocery Stores
2 years ago

Thank you Michela. Both Petitions signed. I do not know how to post on to this page, but there have been commercials done by Robitussin using fully grown Orangutan @ http:/Robitussin.com/commercials. This company sells cold medicines.
The first commercial began airing Oct.14/2011 called COUCH, featuring the Orangutan sitting on a couch with scarf around neck, goes to pharmacy to 'Get relief made simple'. The second started airing Oct.18/2011 called SLIPPERS. They have used a monkey before. This disturbs me so much!!! I have'nt been able to find where to send an email. Maybe a petition is needed to stop them from using this beautiful, intelligent Orangutan.

2 years ago

Signed all four petitions. I love the picture with Lone. Lately I have been watching Orangutan Island on Animal Planet.
Absolutely wonderful that you attended the conference Michela.

Kudos for your love for all the great apes.

2 years ago

Signed all 5 new petitions. Thank You Michela.
I watched a terrific documentary on YouTube, but can't seem to be able to post url.
It is called "Green (Palm Oil Deforestration) by Patrick Rouxel". It is quite long, but worth it!

2 years ago

Done to this point. Thank you, Michela and Alicia.

 

GREEN (Palm Oil Deforestation) - Documentary by Patrick Rouxel

This post was modified from its original form on 08 Apr, 1:41
2 years ago

Signed. Thanks for the spread of awareness

2 years ago

Signed the latest and hope it doesn't bounce.
Sadly a motion by the Animal Rights Party in my country to limit the import of palm oil was overturned in government. But the fight will go on.

http://www.partyfortheanimals.info/content/view/298

2 years ago

Updated and signed 5 Petitions (Four concerning Cargill and the one concerning Hershey) Thanx Michela

2 years ago

Thanks for the opp to add our meows to the matters at hand and also the great info too..  Loved the flow chart of how it gets into our lives.  Thanks so much to all!! 

2 years ago

Thank you Michela, all signed. As Curzio says, great work!

2 years ago

Signed and tweeted.

2 years ago

Petition signed and cross posted over to facebook and twitter,hope this helps.

1 year ago

Instead of housecleaning and packing I signed 3 more petitions. Guess I know what is more important

1 year ago

Note: Petition No. 7: NOT FOR US ONLY!!!!!!

STATE: Set: Other


I SIGNED 5 TIMES FROM ITALY!!!!!!!!!!

1 year ago

Signed as many as I could for now, will do more latter.

You are a good person, thank you for being You!!!

1 year ago

Michela these Photos are just wonderful Thanx to you and to Jutta who sent them

From Jutta N.
1 year ago

Thank you for those beautiful pictures, Michela.

catching up
1 year ago

thanks for everything you do,Mic
new home page....was so surprised.

1 year ago

All signed thank you! And thanks for the adorable pictures too!!

1 year ago

think i signed all using alternative mails. thanks. last signed 5 min.ago.

Video: Attenborough ...
1 year ago

The DIY orangutans are really amazing: they seem to love using soap to wash their arms or to to use tool to do odd jobs ...

1 year ago

Signed all and shared on FB and Twitter.

1 year ago

Signed and shared...Thank you Michela and LB D!

1 year ago

8) New!! Stop 'NAFTA on steroids'!  http://ran.org/act/nafta-on-steroids/?e=130184&r=

Right now, negotiations for what's being called "NAFTA on steroids," the Trans-Pacific Partnership, are being conducted in secret. The corporate lobbyists pushing this agreement include a who's who list of Big Oil, Big Ag and Wall Street power brokers.
The US negotiators have granted approximately 600 Corporate lobbyists access to the negotiating texts while flatly refusing to tell the public what they have been proposing in our names. Why the secrecy? Probably because, at the behest of companies like Cargill, U.S. trade negotiators are pushing hard for the Trans-Pacific Partnership to include so-called "investor-state" provisions that would grant transnational corporations the power to challenge virtually any environmental law, regulation or court decision that negatively affects their expectation of profits.
Take action now to demand that the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement be made public

Source: Ann P.


1 year ago

Noted and all signed. Sad Picture above. A once thriving for laid waste!

1 year ago

Our little Cousin is so intelligent, tender, delicate, kind, gentle, defenceless!!!!!!!!! While his cousin...we...all of us...human Primates..."Homo Sapiens"(???) are committing a GENOCIDE!!!!!

He doesn't deserve it! He deserves to live.....

 

Our little cousin is so intelligent, tender, delicate, ...
1 year ago

I quite agree with you, Michela.

1 year ago

I could not agree more, we are destroying our closest relatives and it is so sad, this MUST end!

1 year ago

Watch Video: Attenborough: Amazing DIY Orangutans - BBC Earth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFACrIx5SZ0&feature=player_embedded If you thought the Lyre Bird was a good mimic, you're in for a treat. This clip will bring your heart to your mouth as you wonder at how close Orangutan behaviour is to our own. From the BBC documentary series, Life of Mammals. Watch more high quality videos on the BBC Earth YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/BBCEarth & visit http://www.BBCEarth.com for all the latest natural history exclusives & fantastic new wildlife videos.

Source: Terry V.

 

1 year ago

News: Species Gravely Endangered by Global Trade of Commodities like Palm Oil  June 23, 2012 A new study: nearly a third of Animal Species under threat in developing nations linked to global trade of manufactured goods & commodities such as PalmOil. “Human activities causing the globe’s 6th major extinction event.” The 1st time that the important role of Int.l trade & foreign consumption as a driver of threats to Species was quantified. SumatranTigers, Orangutans&Elephants: 2012=a devastating year, the 3 Species already on the IUCN’s RED list of critically endangered species, due to the encroachment of PalmOil & Pulp&Paper plantations. SumatranElephants: 2012: upgraded by IUCN  from endangered to Critically Endangered; 69%Habitat Loss in the past 25 years: their Forest burned, felled or converted to PalmOil & Pulp&Paper plantations; wild population fell to no more than 2,800. This month at least 3 Elephants were poisoned & killed at a PalmOil plantation in Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia; half of the Congo’s Forest Elephants killed in the last 5years. Consumers in developed countries cause threats to Species through their demand of commodities produced in developing countries; 25,000 Animal Species threat records linked to more than 15,000commodities produced in 187countries; more than 5Billion supply chains evaluated for  their biodiversity impacts: 30% of global Species threats due to Int.l trade. The links between Biodiversity Loss & the increased trafficking of commodities like PalmOil are more clear than ever. As a N.American consumer, I am more aware than ever that my choices at the grocery store have a huge impact in the countries where e.g. PalmOil, found in half of all manufactured goods, come from. Check out this palm oil infographic

USA, EU, Japan: main destinations for commodities associated with species threats; Indonesia & Malaysia: the biggest exporters, produce 90% of the world’s PalmOil (here so many incredible species: on the brink of extinction). Big commodity traders like Cargill must adopt critical supply chain safeguards immediately. Source: Dianne C.

1 year ago

From: Jutta N.





1 year ago

News: The year of the Orangutan http://endoftheicons.wordpress.com/ By: Hardi Baktiantoro Centre for Or. Protection Jakarta (Hardi belonged to my Group when I was on Facebook, Michela) Source: Andrea S. - The population of Orangutans is continuing to plummet at a rate of between 1,000&2,500/year. A coalition of 3 Campaign Groups plans to make 2013 the year when the killing has to stop: Centre for O. Protection (Indon.), Friends of the O.s (Malaysia), NatureAlert (Rest of the World).

Primary cause of this decimation: the PalmOil Industry. The present population of O. is thought to be 50,000 to 60,000. The Species will freefall to extinction in the next 2 decades. We must not & we will not sit around watching this magnificent Species be slaughtered by the rapid spread of PalmOil plantations in Malaysia&Indonesia. We must save the O. & to do this we need to save its Habitat.

The Indonesian Gov.t admits O. have been deliberately killed at the rate of 3,000/year for the last 25 years. Unless PalmOil Cos. do something now, O. will be killed until they are all gone.

Year of the Orangutan will focus the world’s attention on the PalmOil Industry & its destructive, corrupt lust for profits at any price. The PalmOil industry is the biggest killer of O. & many other protected Species. Prosecutions in Indonesia are rare & never happen at all in Malaysia. The evidence against PalmOil producers for the mass slaughter is overwhelming. Documentary films, Scientific Reports, News Reports all point the finger at the PalmOil Industry. We demand the PalmOil industry declares a “No Kill - Zero Tolerance” policy. PalmOil producers, & those who buy their products, have the blood of tens of thousands O. on their hands. There is little time left to save this Species. Habitat is sacrificed everyday to boost the bottom line of Co.Balance sheets, & satisfy shareholders.People of Indonesia, pls give the Orangutans your support. These animals are an irreplaceable National treasure. Save them now or lose them forever.

1 year ago

By: Hardi Baktiantoro (contd.)

 

Orangutan Population: Living only in Borneo&Sumatra, O. are divided into 2 species: Sumatran & Kalimantan.

State of Sabah, Malaysia: only ab.10,000 remaining, from ab.40,000 in the late 1960s. State of Sabah, Malaysia, happily permits Logging Cos. to destroy the Forest forever.

Sarawak: ab. 2,000 O. & the prospects for survival are bleak due to rampant Logging.

Island of Sumatra: ab.6,000 O. left & these are disappearing fast due to Deforestation by PalmOil Cos. demanding new land, incl. “Protected” Forests.

Kalimantan: ab.40,000 O. rapidly declining.

 

Ab.1,000 Orangutan Orphans are in rescue centers in Indonesia: victims of the PalmOil Industry.

1 year ago

News: RAN Issues Statement in Response to False Palm Oil Claims by Cargill http://understory.ran.org/2012/11/20/ran-issues-statement-in-response-to-false-palm-oil-claims-by-cargill/

 

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) contacted Cargill employees in over 20 countries to alert them to the company’s ties to rainforest destruction & Orangutan extinction. The email urged employees to watch a recent eye-opening prime time NBC news story profiling the imminent extinction of Orangutans due to unchecked Palm Oil expansion in Indonesia & Malaysia.

Palm Oil is one of the leading causes of tropical Deforestation & Cargill is the top importer of Palm Oil into the US as well as one of the largest Palm Oil traders worldwide.

Source: Dianne C.


Video:  At What Cost? http://video.msnbc.msn.com/rock-center/49472280#49472280  

1 year ago

I've watched the video of an orang utan using a canoe, then washing her hands with soap and using a saw. Amazing! And she looks so gentle.

1 year ago

Signed. And thanks so much for your Summary lists! I'm mixing it up now, and starting from the bottom of the topics list, then at the bottom of each topic to catch your summaries or closings. Tx, Jude

1 year ago

from Ness ...

1 year ago

Very sweet photos, Michela!

1 year ago

News: Cargill Expanding Palm-Oil Plantations in Indonesia  http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2013/03/22/cargill-expanding-palm-oil-plantations-in-indonesia/

PALEMBANG, Indonesia–U.S. food giant Cargill Inc. plans to expand its Oil Palm plantations in Indonesia to boost output, helping meet rising global demand. Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of Palm Oil, & Cargill isn’t alone among trading & plantation companies eying opportunities there to cash in on strong demand for a product used in processed foods, cosmetics & motor fuel, despite concerns over its environment cost. “We are aggressively looking for new areas in Sulawesi, Central Kalimantan & S. Sumatra that are environmentally safe to expand our Oil Palm footprint” –Pres.Director of the company’s Oil-Palm plantations in Sumatra. Wilmar Int.l Ltd., the world’s leading Palm Oil supplier by volume, announced it has taken a majority stake in a Palm plantation venture in Indonesia’s Papua owned by Noble Group Ltd.

Environmentalists warn that rampant expansion of plantations, which already cover large areas of rural Indonesia & Malaysia, will accelerate Dforestation, increase emissions of greenhouse gases & threatened Endangered animal Species.

Cargill argues that expansion is necessary to feed world’s growing population & rising industrial demand, but feels it can be achieved without endangering the environment. Indonesia’s annual Palm Oil output is now around 26 million tons, up from around 5.8 million tons in 1998. Cargill won’t invest in peatlands to grow Oil Palms & favors extension of Indonesia’s moratorium on new commercial concessions in primary forests that will expire in a few weeks. Peatlands are centuries old forests that are natural storehouses of carbon. Their destruction to expand Oil Palm plantations has led to vociferous protests & warnings about increased greenhouse gas emissions. Cargill produces around 300,000 tons of crude Palm Oil in Indonesia annually & is in the process of acquiring 5,600 hectares of land in S. Sumatra, boosting its plantation area in Indonesia by 13%. The U.S. firm has more than 42,000 hectares of Oil-Palm plantations in the country & production tie-ups with local smallholders in an additional 27,000 hectares. In Indonesia, at least 20% of land in large Oil-Palm plantations is reserved for smallholders with around 2 hectares each. 6,000 hectares of the company’s plantations in S. Sumatra will reach full maturity by next year, with this pushing up annual crude Palm-Oil output by 20,000 tons, & a new mill with crushing mill with a capacity of 60 tons/hour is being set up to handle the rising output. Cargill’s annual plantations yield is around 25 tons/hectare, well above the national average of 17 tons.

Source: Heather G.

Oil Palm fruits, the world’s largest source of cooking oil, are loaded into a truck at a plantation in S. Sumatra

 

1 year ago

All signed. Thanks for all you do, Michela. I will sign whatever I can to help.

9 months ago

Gudrun D.:

8 months ago

1) Pet.: Cargill: Keep Slave Labor Out of America’s Food Supply

Cargill purchases Palm Oil that is likely to come from plantations using slave or child labor in places such as Indonesia & Malaysia. Cargill controls roughly 25% of the global Palm Oil supply which they then distribute to companies that use it as an additive in hundreds of popular American brands. Demand that Cargill adopt safeguards to prevent these terrible human rights violations from entering our food.

8 months ago

4) Pet.: Cargill: Don’t Push Orangutans to Extinction!! Target: Cargill CEO Source: Vicynthia T.

8 months ago

9) Pet.: Cargill: Forced Labor is intolerable! https://www.rainforest-rescue.org/mailalert/921/cargill-forced-labour-is-intolerable?mt=1641&v=0&ref=nl  They are forced into the toughest & most dangerous jobs, held captive, beaten, & cheated of their wages: men, women & children toiling 7 days a week in virtual slavery. These are the working conditions on Oil Palm plantations in Indonesia. Workers on the Malaysian KLK Group’s monocultures were lured by false promises, deprived of their personal documents & commandeered into forced labour. Already in 2010, the environmental Rainforest Action Network (RAN) accused the KLK group & its customers of grave human-rights violations. With 200,000 hectares of plantations, KLK is the 5th-largest Palm Oil producer in the world. Western Corporations such as Cargill are among its customers. Cargill alone reportedly sourced 27,000 tons of palm oil from KLK. The U.S.-based multinational then supplies the imported oil to major food manufacturers such as Nestlé, Kellogg’s & Unilever, & to the Biodiesel Industry. The products of slave labour are thus making their way onto our dinner tables & into our fuel tanks in the form of Margarine, Cereals, Chocolate spread & Biodiesel. Rainforest Rescue & RAN are calling on Cargill & its customers to stop trading in the Palm Oil that is so detrimental to people & the environment. Source: Heather G.
Plantation labor instead of school: the cruel fate of a little girl

8 months ago

10) New!! Pet.: Cargill: Stop using slavery in Palm Oil! http://action.laborrights.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=6960  Take a stand by demanding that Cargill adopt concrete systems to ensure that slavery is not used in its supply chain, & to provide the public with transparent information about supplier working conditions. Nancy C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/830372471/3620000

6 months ago

Col N.

6 months ago

Love them, they will love you!


This pic shows Lone Droscher-Nielsen, the Danish "Orangutan Hero", with a young Orangutan. Lone is devoting her life to save Orangutans. Some Videos are in Group Billboard.

 In Nov. 2009, I went purposely to UK to attend 2 Conferences by Lone, some pics are in:

http://picasaweb.google.com/michela.messineo

5 months ago

News Conflict Palm Oil Case Study – Cargill and Snack Food 20 At Risk! http://understory.ran.org/2013/10/31/conflict-palm-oil-case-study-cargill-and-snack-food-20-at-risk/comment-page-1/#comment-1273451 This article documents rainforest destruction & incidents of Orangutan fatalities in relation to the production of Conflict Palm Oil which is regularly used by Cargill & the Snack Food 20 Cos. Pls boycott Palm Oil found in everyday groceries. Victoria O. http://www.care2.com/news/member/271353204/3666174
Some orangutans don’t survive after losing their Forest home

2 weeks ago

"So bleak is the picture...that the bulldozer & not the atomic bomb may turn out to be the most destructive invention of the 20th century!!" - Philip Shabecoff, American environmental journalist

2 weeks ago

Watch!!:  What’s your connection to Rainforest Destruction?

 

News: Cargill's Problems With Palm Oil

 

News: Problem with Palm Oil Factsheet Cargill-owned land cleared for Palm Oil plantations

2 weeks ago

11) New!! Pet.: It's time for Cargill to cut Conflict Palm Oil http://act.ran.org/p/dia/action/public/index.sjs?action_KEY=9593 Cargill is buying Palm Oil from notorious Conflict Palm Oil producer Kuala Lumpur Kepong (KLK), which is engaged in everything from Destruction of pristine Rainforests to Child Labor & the theft of Indigenous peoples' lands. Cher C. http://www.care2.com/news/member/100041282/3758028