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The website of Friends of the Earth International - the world's largest grassroot's environmental network
- Genetically modified crops: European farming at risk
- Environmental and agricultural organisations have launched a new campaign today to prevent the further spread of genetically modified (GM) crops in Europe. The European Commission is currently considering reviving talks to approve 25 new GM-crops for cultivation in Europe – including crops resistant to the pesticide RoundUp and insecticide-producing varieties of GM maize, soybean and sugarbeet. The groups claim that such a move would drastically change farming in Europe, leading to a big increase in pesticide use, contamination of conventional and organic crops and a further industrialisation of the countryside.
- March 8 is International Women's Day: Interviews with women leaders from the Fair Green and Global Alliance
- March 8 is International Women's Day. We are proud to present a selection of videos with women leaders from around the world. Hover over the image below for links to the videos.
- Sime Darby's response to SDI fact checking letter before the release of Uncertain Futures Report
- SDI fact checking letter to Sime Darby before publishing Uncertain Futures Report
- Liberian Town Chief talks about Sime Darby
- October 2012 interview with the town chief of Momblitaa, in Bopolu District, Gbarpolu County. Momblitaa is located directly the concession area allocated by the Liberian government to Malaysian palm oil company, Sime Darby. According to the contract and the concession map, Momblitaa can be encircled with palm trees and lose access to farmland and forest resources at any time the company decides to develop the land. The contract was signed without the knowledge or input of communities like Momblitaa, despite containing terms that grant the company nearly 700,000 acres for a renewable term of 63 years.
- Report: Uncertain Futures - The impacts of Sime Darby on communities in Liberia
- A report outlining the impacts of Sime Darby's operations on communities in Liberia
- Sustainable Development Institute Response to Sime Darby
- In order to propose a solution to the current crisis rather than continue to dwell on the problems, SDI offered a three-point plan for the government, companies, and communities. Unfortunately, rather than engaging with the substance of SDI’s proposal, Malaysian oil palm producer Sime Darby chose to attack our credibility and make a series of false allegations about SDI and its supporters at Friends of the Earth.
- Sime Darby's Response to Uncertain Futures Report
- Sime Darby reply to the findings in the Uncertain Futures report.
- Letter from Superintendent of Gbarpolu County, Allen Gbowee
- Letter from Superintendent of Gbarpolu County, Allen Gbowee sweeping aside the concerns of the communities and the Sustainable Development Institute on the flimsy pretext that the concerns are 'bad for development'.
- Community statement
- A statement by Community Members affected by Sime Darby and Golden Veroleum Concessions clarifying the background to the situation and outlining the way forward.