Oil palm companies connected to land grabbing, illegal deforestation and industrial pollution in Latin America

Monday, January 14th, 2019

A Mongabay Latam series on the oil palm industry in several Latin American countries has revealed that the advance of oil palm monocultures has resulted in illegalities, deforestation, environmental pressures, and conflicts with local communities.

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Nestlé to phase out palm oil sourcing from Guatemalan company linked to toxic spill

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

The move by Nestlé follows that of US agribusiness giant Cargill, which suspended its business relationship with REPSA in November last year.

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Big ag trader drops Guatemalan firm linked to toxic spill

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

The US agribusiness giant Cargill has suspended its business relationship with a Guatemalan oil palm firm that caused a massive toxic spill, impacted the food security of thousands of families and then sought to block their access to justice.

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