Talk to Nestle! Warning: your Kit Kat may contain traces of forest destruction
WELL DONE GREENPEACE
Please view this hard hitting video from Greenpeace which really highlights Nestle’s (and others) destructive practices.
To start the film click on the image and wait maybe five seconds for the film to begin. It is only about one minute long.
We can only hope Greenpeace will do something similar with AP&P and its complicit and destructive customers.
March 18, 2010
Jeroen Molenaar The Jakarta Globe
Nestle Joins Unilever in Turning Away From Sinar Mas Palm Oil
New York. Nestle, the world’s largest food maker, says it has dropped Sinar Mas Group as a supplier of palm oil, after Greenpeace called on it to cut ties with the Indonesian company.
Nestle replaced Sinar Mas with an unidentified supplier, the Switzerland-based company said. Greenpeace on Wednesday published a report accusing Sinar Mas of destroying rain forests to set up palm oil plantations.
The environmentalist group says it wrote to Nestle saying it has “evidence that Sinar Mas is breaking Indonesian law” and ignoring international environmental commitments.
Food giant Unilever suspended deliveries from the Jakarta-based plantation owner and oil producer three months ago.
PT Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology, Sinar Mas’s palm oil unit, is “committed in applying responsible land clearing and the best practice of farming management in all of our plantations,” president director Jo Daud Dharsono said late on Wednesday.
“We always maintain communication with Greenpeace and we will soon arrange a meeting and have a dialogue with them.”
Indonesian deforestation is pushing orangutans toward extinction and accelerating climate change, Greenpeace said on its Web site. Sinar Mas has continued expansion into rain forests and “critical orangutan habitat,” it said.
Nestle repeated its commitment to using only “certified sustainable palm oil” by 2015. Unilever plans to double the amount of palm oil it uses from sustainable sources this year.
News Alert -- correct URL
EoF photos - APP continues large scale clearance of forest Thursday, 10 March 2010
PEKANBARU (EoF News)—Eyes on the Forest published recent pictures of large amount of natural forest wood waiting to be unloaded at harbor of the APPs pulp mill in Riau and also pictures showing large area of good natural forest in Bukit Tigapuluh landscape being cleared in a concession of PT. Artelindo Wiratama, an APP associated company. EoF also shows natural forest clearance by APP/SMG in deep peat Kerumutan and Giam Siak Kecil.
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More news on Eyes on the Forest, go to: http://www.eyesontheforest.or.id
Eyes on the Forest is a coalition of environmental NGOs in Riau,
Sumatra: Friends of the Earth Riau Office, Jikalahari "Riau Forest Rescue Network" and WWF-Indonesia. Eyes on the Forest monitors the status of the remaining natural forests in Sumatra's Province of Riau and disseminates the information worldwide.