Indonesia’s second largest palm oil producer fails to deliver on its sustainability policy

Astra Agro Lestari, Indonesia’s second largest palm oil company, has failed to address several key gaps in implementing its sustainability policy that were identified in an assessment by several Indonesian and international NGOs last September.

New Investigation Exposes Extensive Deforestation in Latin America Connected to Burger King and Major American Agribusinesses

A new report, released today by Mighty Earth and Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN), details findings of an investigation into Burger King and two major soy producers found in its supply chain, Cargill and Bunge.

Mighty Earth Investigation New York Times’ Most Emailed Story

New York Times reporter Hiroko Tabuchi exposed extensive deforestation in Bolivia and Brazil. It was the most emailed story this weekend.

Mighty’s Agreement with World’s Largest Farmer Could Have Major Implications for the World’s Forests

Under the agreement, Olam agreed to suspend deforestation for palm oil and rubber, and also apply the industry-standard High Carbon Stock approach to its third-party suppliers (the agreement doesn’t apply to commodities other than palm oil and rubber, such as cocoa and coffee, areas we are continuing to investigate).