An American owned company with a track record of illegality and links to private equity giant Blackstone Group is threatening to destroy rainforests and dislocate local communities in Cameroon, Africa.
A massive land grab has occurred in Papua New Guinea under the auspices of the Special Agricultural and Business Leases scheme, and the impact on communities across the country has been devastating. Greenpeace has produced a new report that details the extent of the damage.
Palm oil is the world’s cheapest edible oil and a key ingredient in some biofuels. Global demand is booming and agri-corporations are grabbing large swathes of land to expand palm oil production in a new frontier: Africa.