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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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Bumitama’s diary of destruction

Mar. 28, 2014 / Posted by: Jeff Conant / Categories: Blog, Oceans and Forests

When Friends of the Earth detailed the abuses and illegal actions of the Indonesian palm oil company Bumitama Agri in our report, Commodity Crimes last November, it set in motion a discussion in which the company made a number of promises to impro...

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