Tell Cargill to STOP Destroying the Rain Forest!

  • by: Anna Gunn
  • recipient: Cargill CEO Gregory Page
Cargill is the leading supplier of palm oil from Southeast Asia and the Pacific to the United States. It is the cheapest form of oil at the expense of the environment. Producing palm oil has several negative effects on the environment, the animals, and the surrounding people. The cutting and burning of the rain forest causes habitat loss and even kills endangered animals like the Orangutan. It also displaces indigenous people and forest-dependent communities from the land.
Palm oil is used in over 50 percent of all consumer goods. It is not only a common ingredient in food but is also found in soaps, lotions, and hand sanitizers. Please help and tell Cargill to stop using palm oil for the benefit of the planet!
Dear Cargill CEO Gregory Page,
I'm writing to urge Cargill to stop destroying tropical rainforests, displacing forest-dependent communities, and accelerating global climate change for palm oil plantations.
I'm very concerned about the ongoing impacts caused by Cargill and its suppliers' plantations in tropical rainforest countries around the world, especially the clearing and burning of rainforests, which leads to loss of critical habitat for endangered species like the orangutan and the displacement of Indigenous people and small farmers.
Therefore, I am calling on Cargill to adopt and implement an overarching global palm oil policy to fully address these and other related issues, to minimize the company's social and environmental footprint around the world, and to make Cargill a leader in protecting forests, forest-dependent communities and the global climate. I expect Cargill's suppliers to be held accountable to this policy as well, or face contract cancellations.
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