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Decision on Papua deforestation case delayed


Radio New Zealand | Sept. 11, 2018 

An international forest protection agency has delayed a decision on whether to cut ties with a company involved in large-scale deforestation in West Papua.

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Corporate Food Brands Drive the Massive Dead Zone in the Gulf of Mexico


EcoWatch | Sept. 1, 2018

By not requiring environmental safeguards from its meat suppliers, the world's largest natural and organic foods supermarket are sourcing and selling meat from some of the worst polluters in agribusiness.

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Advocacy group singles out Yamaha in fight against MSA update


Undercurrent News | July 18, 2018 

Mighty Earth, by contrast, is on a long list of environmental advocacy and ocean conservancy groups that have fought HR 200, including also the Environmental Defense Fund, Earthjustice and Oceana North America.

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Columbia pledges deforestation-free cocoa by 2025


Confectionery News | Jul. 17, 2018 

The world’s tenth largest cocoa producer has joined the Cocoa & Forests Initiative as it looks to combat a 46% increase in tree cover loss last year.

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Ivory Coast to invest 1 billion euros to replenish forest cover


The Guardian - Nigeria | Jul. 2, 2018 

The world’s top cocoa producer Ivory Coast said Monday it would invest nearly one billion euros over 10 years to replace forests that were razed to grow the bean.

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Pension fund ABP stops with controversial palm oil investment


One World | Jun. 27, 2018 

Dutch largest pension fund ABP announces that it will no longer invest in Posco Daewoo. This company is responsible for human rights violations and the clearing of rainforest during the construction of a palm oil plantation in Indonesian Papua.

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Neighbors from hell: Cocoa farmers and elephants clash at boundaries of Ghana national park


Food Navigator | Jun. 4, 2018 

The chocolate industry should support community-led buffer zones between tropical rainforest and cocoa farms to improve uneasy relations between farmers and their elephant neighbours, says a park manager in Ghana.

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Explainer: Plans to end cocoa deforestation face multiple hurdles


Reuters | Apr. 19, 2018 

Faced with the prospect of losing all its forests, Ivory Coast has partnered with chocolate makers to try to halt the spread of cocoa plantations in protected national parks and reserves.

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Environmental groups call for specifics, as Tyson announces feed sustainability program


Feed Navigator | Apr. 17, 2018 

US meat processing giant, Tyson Foods, recently pledged to improve farming practices on two million acres of corn, with the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and agricultural runoff from grains grown for feed, although the details around the implementation of the pledge are limited.

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Klanten ABP: we zijn woedend, ontdaan en ontgoocheld


One World | Apr. 13, 2018 

Customers of the ABP pension fund reacted furiously to about the involvement of the Netherlands largest pension fund in the clearing of virgin rainforest in Papua for a palm oil plantation.

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Nightmare in New Guinea


ALERT Conservation | Apr. 11, 2018 

A campaign by Mighty Earth, an environmental group, has prompted more than 20 companies to drop POSCO Daewoo as an oil-palm supplier.

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Biofuels may not be as ‘green’ and ‘sustainable’ as you’re led to believe


Circa | Apr. 9, 2018 

Food-based fuels that have been promoted as "green" and "sustainable" alternatives to oil and gas may actually do more harm than good, according to a new environmental investigation by Mighty Earth.

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South Korean company under fire for alleged deforestation in Papua oil palm concession


Eco-Business | Apr. 6, 2018 

A report by WRI shows ongoing deforestation in an oil palm concession in Papua, Indonesia, operated by a subsidiary of South Korea’s POSCO Daewoo. The company previously came under fire for clearing vast swaths of pristine forest in Indonesia’s easternmost Papua province has continued to deforest its oil palm concession in an area of rich biodiversity.

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South Korean company under fire for alleged deforestation in Papua oil palm concession


Mongabay | Apr. 5, 2018 

In June 2017, the environmental NGO Mighty Earth sent out a letter warning palm oil buyers that buying the commodity from POSCO Daewoo would violate their “no deforestation” and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) commitments.

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Hershey commits £355m to supply chain sustainability


edie.net | Apr. 5, 2018

Global confectionery company Hershey has committed $500m (£355m) to tackling child labour and links to deforestation in its supply chains, as part of a comprehensive new sustainability strategy.

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L’Europe s’attaque timidement à la déforestation importée


Euractiv | Apr. 3 2018 

Les importations européennes de soja, de cacao ou encore d’huile de palme entretiennent la déforestation dans les pays en développement. En Europe, la lutte contre ces dommages collatéraux est compliquée par les enjeux agricoles.

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Des artisans chocolatiers à la rescousse du cacao


Basta! | Apr. 3, 2018 

Avec le changement climatique, la production de cacao est de plus en plus menacée. De quoi inquiéter la poignée d’industriels du chocolat qui se partagent le marché, au détriment de la durabilité de la filière et des conditions de travail de ses ouvriers.

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Viande : comment des entreprises françaises contribuent à la déforestation en Amérique du Sud


Basta! | Mar. 29 2018 

La déforestation, qui représente 20% des émissions mondiales de gaz à effet de serre, poursuit son cours en Amérique latine.

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Arcus Foundation’s Support of Mighty Earth Has Major Impact on a Destructive Cacao Industry


Philanthropy New York | Mar. 29, 2018 

Mighty Earth targets groups or industries wreaking havoc on the forests, oceans or air, and pushes them to change.

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World’s top cocoa producers fight to protect forests


San Francisco Chronicle | Mar. 29, 2018 

Park rangers in the world's top cocoa producer, Ivory Coast, are waging a campaign to protect national forests from the illegal farming of the raw ingredient in chocolate. Last year the governments of Ivory Coast and other top cocoa producer Ghana, along with food giants Nestle, Mars and Hershey, pledged to work together to end deforestation in the West African nations.

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