Malaysia

Unilever, put the brakes on destructive palm oil

Unilever put the brakes on destructive palmoil!

Please join Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) and tell Unilever to stop buying unsustainable palm oil from the Malaysian company IOI.

The expansion of palm oil cultivation in South East Asia often comes at the expense of small farmers and forests.

Palm oil day of action photo gallery

Palm oil day of action 2009, Queen Street, Cardiff

Two Orang-utangs in boxes saying Homeless and hungry, Please help

Person browsing at stall

Explaining the palm oil campaign to visitors

People signing postcards at the stall

Photos: Lyndsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Palm Oil Day of Action

Eight people in orang-utang masks

Cardiff Friends of the Earth palm oil campaign stall, Queen Street Photo: Lindsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Palm Oil Day of Action

29 October 2005 - Queen Street, Cardiff

Big business is clearing rainforest in south east Asia to make way for palm oil plantations. This has a devastating impact on wildlife and local communities.

Palm Oil

Palm oil protest stall Queen Street, Cardiff

Cardiff Friends of the Earth palm oil campaign stall, Queen Street Photo: Lindsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Demand for palm oil, a vegetable oil, is the most significant cause of rainforest loss in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Palm oil is found in 10 per cent of supermarket products. These include:

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