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CARGILL- child labor on palm oil plantations

Written in World Issues: 07/31/13, 13:42:49 by jonathan  | Print article  | View all categories.
CARGILL- child labor on palm oil plantations |jonathan|1375303369|

Hi John,

Thanks again for taking action to demand that Cargill take the issue of child labor on palm oil plantations seriously and do something to stop it.

Today, in response to your voice being raised, Cargill—the largest privately held company in America and the biggest importer of palm oil into the US—has issued a public statement saying it takes your allegations "very seriously" and has contacted both its offending supplier KLK and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to investigate the allegations and take action if necessary.

The pressure is working! We have to keep it up. Can you share the petition with your friends and family?

While this is just a small step toward addressing a very large problem, it shows our efforts are working. Much more is needed and we will be calling on you to help us—but for today, take a moment and savor the fact that when we pool our voices together we can move mountains! Or at least mountain-sized international agribusiness corporations.

Thanks for all you do,
Robin Averbeck
Senior Forest Campaigner

Rainforest Action Network
425 Bush Street, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108 USA 
Phone: (415) 398-4404  Fax: (415) 398-2732

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