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Greenpeace Steps Up Palm Oil Campaign

3:41 AM MDT | April 24, 2008 |

Alex Scott

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace in the past few days says it has stepped up its campaign to raise awareness about rainforests in Indonesia that are being destroyed to make way for palm oil plantations. Palm oil from Indonesia is used in a wide variety of products sold in the west including detergents, soaps and foods. As part of its campaign Greenpeace's protesters demonstrated this week at several Unilever factories and offices across Europe. Greenpeace has called on Unilever not to buy palm oil from suppliers growing palm oil in rainforest areas of...

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