Almost 100 Organisations Worldwide Condemn UN Aviation Agency’s Biofuel Plans

An in-depth report released by Biofuelwatch last week shows that feedstocks (raw materials used to produce biofuel) other than palm oil cannot be converted to aviation fuels on a large scale either because of technical obstacles, or for… Read More

Cut Forest, Replace with Plantation, Put Animals at Risk

The latest confirmation of what we know and have known for a very long time. Via ScienceDaily.com: As more of Southeast Asia’s natural forests are cleared and converted into plantations for growing oil palm, rubber and other tree crops,… Read More

Protect The Iconic Wildlife of the Leuser Ecosystem on Sumatra

Originally published at Rainforest Rescue. Sign the petition here The Leuser Ecosystem protected area (KEL, Kawasan Ekosistem Leuser) on the island of Sumatra is one of the largest and most important nature reserves in Indonesia. KEL is named… Read More

Jailed for Resisting Big Palm Oil: Release the MALOA Six!

Six people were sentenced to several months in prison in a protracted show trial in Sierra Leone for protesting the loss of their land and livelihoods to Socfin, a multinational palm oil company. Tell the Sierra Leonean authorities to stop trampling the… Read More

Stop a Billion-Dollar Gift to the Palm Oil Industry!

Via Rainforest-Rescue.org: Indonesian activists are sounding the alarm: “The only group that will benefit from this policy are private palm oil companies,” explains Zenzi Suhadi, a campaigner for the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi). “With this biofuel… Read More

The Tragedy of Palm Oil in Central America

Growing oil palm plantations in Central America for the production of so-called “renewable” Biodiesel and other “eco-friendly” products has caused massive social and ecological destruction, as the following two articles from UpsideDownWorld.org explain. Miguel Facusse, who recently died,… Read More