Shocking Report Links Girl Scout Cookies to Child Sex Trafficking and Slave Labor | The Free Thought Project

The Free Thought Project – December 30, 2020

A shocking investigation by the Associated Press into child labor has revealed unsettling details about an ingredient in Girl Scout cookies and it its ties to child slave labor and sex trafficking. Palm oil. The $65 billion global palm oil industry is one of the largest food industries in the world and it is rooted in corruption and child abuse.

Read more & video clip(1:47): “Palm oil in products often obscured by many names”: Shocking Report Links Girl Scout Cookies to Child Sex Trafficking and Slave Labor — The Free Thought Project

‘Huge Win for Wildlife’ – Peru Vows to End Deforestation Driven by Palm Oil — Waking Times – September 20, 2019

‘Huge Win for Wildlife’ – Peru Vows to End Deforestation Driven by Palm Oil

September 19, 2019 – Elias Marat, The Mind Unleashed
Waking Times

Peru has vowed to put an end to palm oil-driven deforestation by 2021, according to reports, in a move that is being hailed as a “momentous win” for wildlife and sustainable agriculture by conservationist group the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).
The Andean nation joins Colombia in its pledge to produce the oil without deforestation. Palm oil cultivation has been a booming crop across Latin America, but has also been one of the foremost drivers of deforestation in rural regions. →

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Defending the Amazon, Indigenous Rights & Planetary Integrity — Collective Evolution – September 13, 2019

(Collective-Evolution)  As the Amazon Rainforest crisis persists, our inability to protect our planet poses an existential threat to all of Earth’s inhabitants. As the sky recently turned black over Sao Paolo, Brazil because of smoke (thousands of kilometers away) from the fires that is so thick it can be viewed by NASA space satellites, the world’s leaders were assembled at the G-7 summit in Europe, seemingly more interested in exchanging sophomoric insults than solving the world’s most pressing and urgent problems. According to Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, almost 73,000 forest fires have been documented this year alone. That’s an alarming 84% increase from what was observed in 2018. →

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In Just One Decade, Corporations Destroyed 50 Million Hectares of Forest—An Area the Size of Spain — Waking Times – July 25, 2019

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Jessica Corbett, Common Dreams
Waking Times

Major corporations involved with commodities like beef, palm oil, and soya pledged in 2010 to end deforestation over the next decade—but instead of fulfilling that promise, a new Greenpeace International analysis found the companies are set to destroy at least 50 million hectares of forest worldwide by 2020.

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Norway Becomes World’s First Country to Ban Deforestation – GoldenAgeofGaia – April 3, 2019

From 2016

Norway Becomes World’s First Country to Ban Deforestation

Katie Polhman, June 08, 2016

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Norway has become the first country to ban deforestation. The Norwegian Parliament pledged May 26 that the government’s public procurement policy will be deforestation-free. Any product that contributes to deforestation will not be used in the Scandinavian country.

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