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Rainforest Action Network's Agribusiness Campaign Puts Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) on Notice


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Rainforest Action Network's agribusiness campaign puts Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) on notice



   

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Scott S (816)
Tuesday February 26, 2008, 7:57 am

“Soy and palm oil plantations are expanding at an alarming rate into some of the last primary forests in the world – including tropical forests in Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Uganda, Ghana, Argentina, Paraguay, and the Brazilian Amazon – as well as in the Cerrado grasslands of central Brazil. These ecosystems represent some of the most biodiverse regions on the planet. Plantations threaten the habitat of more than 130,000 plants and animals in the Amazon and Cerrado ecosystems. They threaten the survival of such keystone species as the Amazon river dolphin, giant river otters and jaguars in the Amazon, as well as orangutans, Sumatran tigers and Asian elephants in Indonesia, and countless other species in tropical ecosystems around the world. Industrial agricultural plantations also threaten the survival of hundreds of Indigenous cultures, including some with little or no contact with the outside world.”

 

Scott S (816)
Tuesday February 26, 2008, 7:58 am

The letter also raised concerns about the conversion of forests into palm and soy plantations and how this is contributing to climate change.

“The burning of rainforests and their subsequent conversion into plantations has led Indonesia and Brazil to become the world’s third and fourth largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. We need U.S. companies to lead the world in helping to solve this problem, not to make it worse.”

Referring to Woertz’s previous oily jobs, the letter says:

 

Scott S (816)
Tuesday February 26, 2008, 9:44 am

I'm sure Patricia is a very nice person,.. perhaps just a "little" misguided.
 

Sandra M Z (114)
Tuesday February 26, 2008, 10:00 pm
We will be out of habitat for everything at the rate we are going. Noted, thanks Scott
 
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