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The ugly truth behind Guatemala's fast-growing, super ...

Apr 03, 2014 · The problem with the rise of Guatemala's palm oil industry is it benefits only a tiny portion of the Guatemalan populous—just eight families control all of the country's processing plants ...

Mass Die-Off of Fish Underscores Dangers of Palm Oil ...

Jul 30, 2015 · Mass Die-Off of Fish Underscores Dangers of Palm Oil Industry in Guatemala Wednesday, 29 July 2015 00:00 By Jeff Abbott, Truthout | Report Crossing the River Pasión today, nothing would appear out of the ordinary: Boats ferry people across the river while a woman washes clothing in the murky brown water.

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Palm oil industry expansion spurs Guatemala indigenous ...

The palm industry in Guatemala represents 1.2 percent of the country's gross domestic product and is largely comprised of Guatemalan companies supplying US and national corporations. A palm plantation in Raxuha, Guatemala [Jeff Abbott/Al Jazeera] ...

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The Oil Palm Industry: A Blight on Afro-Colombia | NACLA

In the hamlet of Imbirí la Loma in Colombia's southwestern department of Nariño, Yaneth Sosa and her family once struggled to survive as oil palm farmers. But their lives became dire in 2007, when blight killed off most of the African palm trees in Nariño's Tumaco municipality, where the country's palm industry is concentrated.

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Nutella, palm oil & the environment | Planet Forward

The most controversial ingredient in that list is the palm oil. Since ingredients are listed on labels in order of quantity, as Nutella's second ingredient, palm oil is a large component to the hazelnut spread's recipe. Palm oil is extracted from the palm fruit, which grows on the African oil palm tree.

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Tropical fruits of Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, Honduras ...

And dozens and dozens more fruits that are native to southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador: the parts of Mesoamerica inhabited by the Maya people for thousands of years. Most recently updated February 14, 2017, because we are giving two lectures to the Rotary Club of Guatemala on healthy alternatives for children.

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Indigenous communities protect forests from onslaught of ...

Apr 26, 2017 · The palm oil industry is expanding most rapidly in the northern lowlands of Guatemala. However, many indigenous communities have seen the effects of palm oil plantations and they are resisting. Margarita Osorio, a Maya Q'eqchi' community leader in Alta Verapaz said: "The destruction of the forests began when they started planting the oil ...

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RSPO should suspend membership of groups undermining ...

Palm oil is the fastest growing agribusiness industry in Guatemala. Along with mining and hydroelectric projects, it is a major cause of land grabs that displace indigenous communities.

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Palm oil in Central America - CentralAmericaData :: The ...

Palm oil, food supplies, paper and cardboard, beef and zinc minerals and its concentrates are the main products that Central American companies sell to companies in Mexico. Between February 2016 and March 2017, the average price of palm oil exports from Central America increased from $0.54 to $0.74 ...

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Palm Oil Industry, Biesterfeld de Guatemala S.A.

Biesterfeld de Guatemala S.A. Click here to subscribe to PalmOil Directory - Largest Marketplace of companies in Palm Oil Industry.

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RSPO should suspend membership of groups undermining ...

Palm oil is the fastest growing agribusiness industry in Guatemala. Along with mining and hydroelectric projects, it is a major cause of land grabs that displace indigenous communities. Palm oil companies have been heavily involved in Morales' campaign to stop the U.N. Commission Against Impunity.

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Palm Oil Industry Tied to Ecocide in Guatemalan River ...

Jul 07, 2015 · Palm Oil Industry Tied to Ecocide in Guatemalan River. July 7, ... This isn't the first time that communities in Guatemala have accused the palm industry of polluting their rivers. Communities in the Municipality Chisec, Alta Verapaz filled a complaint in the Guatemalan Public Ministry against the Ixcan Palm Company in 2013, for the ...

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News | InterReligious Task Force on Central America

The palm industry in Guatemala represents 1.2 percent of the country's gross domestic product and is largely comprised of Guatemalan companies supplying US and national corporations. The expansion of oil palm plantations has been accompanied by a host of problems around Guatemala, and the municipality of Raxruha is no exception.

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Palm oil industry expansion spurs Guatemala indigenous ...

Palm oil industry expansion spurs Guatemala indigenous migration. Death of Jakelin Caal in US custody highlights how land conflicts and displacement fuel flight from indigenous villages.

Palm oil industry expansion spurs Guatemala indigenous ...

The palm industry in Guatemala represents 1.2 percent of the country's gross domestic product and is largely comprised of Guatemalan companies supplying US and national corporations. A palm plantation in Raxuha, Guatemala [Jeff Abbott/Al Jazeera] ...

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Guatemala - Wikipedia

Guatemala (/ ˌ ɡ w ɑː t ə ˈ m ɑː l ə / GWAH-tə-MAH-lə; Spanish: [gwateˈmala] ), officially the Republic of Guatemala (Spanish: República de Guatemala), is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, Belize and the Caribbean to the northeast, Honduras to the east, El Salvador to the southeast and the ...

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Mass Die-Off of Fish Underscores Dangers of Palm Oil ...

Jul 30, 2015 · Mass Die-Off of Fish Underscores Dangers of Palm Oil Industry in Guatemala Wednesday, 29 July 2015 00:00 By Jeff Abbott, Truthout | Report Crossing the River Pasión today, nothing would appear out of the ordinary: Boats ferry people across the river while a woman washes clothing in the murky brown water.

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Tropical fruits of Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, Honduras ...

And dozens and dozens more fruits that are native to southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador: the parts of Mesoamerica inhabited by the Maya people for thousands of years. Most recently updated February 14, 2017, because we are giving two lectures to the Rotary Club of Guatemala on healthy alternatives for children.

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Guatemala: Expansion of palm oil industry causes conflict ...

Guatemala: Expansion of palm oil industry causes conflict, environmental damage and migration Author: Al Jazeera, Published on: 9 February 2019 "Palm oil industry expansion spurs Guatemala indigenous migration", 6 th February 2019. Q'eqchi' communities throughout eastern and northern Guatemala face a similar predicament.

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Alarming Developments in Latin American Palm Oil Industry ...

Nov 11, 2015 · Gemma Tillack, a Agribusiness Campaign Director for Rainforest Action Network said, "Today, we have alerted the world's biggest palm oil traders and processors to the human rights crisis unfolding in the palm oil industry in Guatemala and Honduras.

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