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Friends of the Earth’s blog is a staff-run blog that provides policy analysis, insight and commentary about the environment and other progressive issues, advances our campaigns, and builds momentum for a healthy and just world.

In fighting deforestation, lets celebrate our victories: but beware the law of unintended consequences

Aug. 13, 2014 / Posted by: Jeff Conant / Categories: Blog, Food and Technology, Oceans and Forests / Tags: Forests, Palm oil, Synthetic biology

Campaigns to transform the palm oil industry are having clear success on many fronts: Over twenty companies worldwide, including Unilever, Cargill, Wilmar, and Pepsico, have adopted sustainable palm oil policies of varying strengths in the past f...

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Will the Kochs #GiveItBack?

Jul. 30, 2014 / Posted by: Lukas Ross / Categories: Blog, Climate and Energy

Earlier this month, billionaire siblings Charles and David Koch made it publicly clear that they hate subsidies of all kinds -- even the ones they benefit from as oil producers. Although it is refreshing to hear that even oilmen are now against oi...

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