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San Francisco, 21 October, 2013 - Household brands that source palm oil through Singapore-based palm oil trader Wilmar International, such as Mondelez (makers of Oreo cookies) and Procter & Gamble (makers of Gillette shaving products) are making consumers unwitting accomplices in the destruction of Indonesia’s forests, and pushing critically endangered species like the Sumatran tiger to the edge of extinction, revealed Greenpeace International today in new investigations.
Washington DC, August 8, 2013 – The endangered Chimpanzee stands to have swathes of its forest habitat in Cameroon destroyed if a U.S. company's controversial plans to establish an industrial palm oil plantation in the area are not stopped.
New York, February 19, 2013 –Today, Greenpeace has released a new report that shows that a palm oil plantation planned by New York-based agribusiness Herakles Farms in Cameroon will cause massive carbon emissions and the destruction of habitats critical to threatened animal species.
The world's biggest palm oil producers and investors have been turning their attention to Africa in recent years, seeking to acquire land to grow oil palms in what some experts have dubbed the "next frontier" of industrial agricultural production.