Friday, July 9, 2010

Not so strange bedfellows

"Cargill has announced a new partnership with the World Wildlife Fund-US (WWF) to assess its Indonesian palm oil suppliers on the back of continued concern about palm oil sustainability.

Palm oil is used in a wide range of food and personal care products, but there are serious concerns about the effect of the industry on the environment, as intensive plantations have cleared habitats for endangered species like tigers and orangutans in South Asia, while also adding to carbon emissions."

Transnational environment corporations are increasingly becoming like transnational food corporations. It's the "corporation" bit that counts...

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