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Summer 2014

The Price of Palm

In the last decade, high demand for palm oil, largely for use in food and fuel production, has driven a rapid expansion of the industry. Illegal palm oil plantations in Indonesia and other tropical countries have become major drivers of rain forest destruction, which in turn constitutes 15 percent of the total annual carbon pollution. But big yields come with big human costs. Profits never find their way from the large, multinational corporations to the villages displaced by palm plantations through forceful evictions.

International forests campaigner Jeff Conant visited subsistence farmers in several villages in Sumatra, Indonesia, to get their perspective on the palm oil industry. Also in this newsmagazine: the environmental costs of that steak on your plate, Brazil's problematic hosting of the 2014 World Cup, and campaign updates.

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Previous Issues

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2014

The Price of Palm

The fight for Indonesian forests and communities

2013

Turning the tide: keeping genetically engineered seafood out of grocery stores

This is the spring 2013 issue of the quarterly Friends of the Earth Newsmagazine.

2012

Bug off: Keeping genetically engineered mosquitoes out of the Florida Keys

Earth Budget: Protecting the environment, not corporate wealth

This is the summer 2012 issue of the quartely Friends of the Earth Newsmagazine.

Extreme weather and climate change

This is the fall 2012 issue of the quartely Friends of the Earth Newsmagazine.

2011

2010

Newsmagazine Summer 2010

A crude awakening

Newsmagazine Fall 2010

Something's Fishy

2009

Newsmagazine Spring 2009

Yes we can, but will we?

Newsmagazine Summer 2009

40th anniversary

Newsmagazine Fall 2009

Making waves for climate justice

2008

2007

2006

2005

Newsmagazine Summer 2005

Champion of the Sierra Madre

Newsmagazine Winter 2005

Toyota's green commitment: Fact or fiction?

2004

Under Our Skin

Personal care products linked to cancer and birth defects

2003

2002

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