This week’s Earth Watch guest is Jeff Conant of Friends of the Earth (FOA). Conant and Sojourner Truth host Margaret Prescod discuss the greenwashing of the palm oil industry.
Friends of the Earth and World Rainforest Movement co-authored this release Organizations Denounce the RSPO for Greenwashing the Oil Palm Industry’s Destruction and Violence:
Those living on the fertile land that the corporations choose to apply their industrial palm oil production model, pay a very high price. Violence is intrinsic to this model: violence and repression when communities resist the corporate take-over of their land, sexual violence and harassment against women in and around the plantations, child labour and precarious working conditions that go hand-in-hand with violation of workers’ rights, exposure to excessive agrotoxin application and loss of communities’ food sovereignty.
The Sojourner Truth Radio Show airs every week on KPFK-FM in Los Angeles and around the world online. Global Justice Ecology Project arranges the regular Earth Watch guests.