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Ugandan farmers sue over palm oil land grab

Feb. 19, 2015 / Posted by: Jeff Conant / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests

Farmers in Uganda evicted by oil palm plantations filed a lawsuit today against a joint venture co-owned by palm oil giant Wilmar International. The farmers, with the support of Friends of the Earth Uganda, are demanding restitution and fair compe...

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Cargill announces new palm oil policy

Jul. 29, 2014 / Posted by: Jeff Conant / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests

Cargill, the largest importer of palm oil into the United States, announced today a new palm oil sustainability policy, in response to years of campaigning by civil society groups. This policy adds to the mounting list of similar policies by consu...

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