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Peeling the Green Mask Off the NGO Faces
Once again the true faces of Greenpeace and WWF as green fronts for selected multinationals are exposed
It’s becoming rather obvious, even to the “naive third-worlders,” why the NGOs are barking up the wrong trees. Thankfully, it won’t be so easy to replace the “green” pretenders!
Recently, Greenpeace accused the Brazilian government of colluding with cattle ranchers, aiding and abetting Amazon deforestation.
Now they are attacking the Indonesian government for removing a moratorium on palm oil expansion into peatlands. For more information see below.
The “developing” world’s biggest “crime” is POVERTY!
Greenpeace knows that for every $100 of Brazilian beef and hides’ products sold in the US, Italy and UK, less than $15 goes to the growers. The monetary gains made by Indonesia’s palm oil industry falls in the same ballpark.
It’s IMPOSSIBLE to curb deforestation in Amazon, Indonesia … without first addressing the poverty issue.
The following are excerpts from
Competitors behind palm oil slurs: industry boss
Western countries are using climate change as an excuse to constrain palm oil production in Asia because it competes with Western business interests, Indonesia’s palm oil industry chief said on Wednesday.
Indonesia and Malaysia produce most of the world’s palm oil — a product used in cooking, chocolate, cosmetics and as a biofuel — but vast areas of forest have been cleared in both countries since the 1980s to fuel a boom in palm oil production.
Environmental groups including WWF and Greenpeace have called on Indonesia to curb deforestation and palm oil expansion.
However, Joefly J. Bahroeny, head of the Indonesian Palm Oil Producers’ Association, said that NGOs could be part of a campaign driven by Western business interests in competing commodities such as rapeseed, soybeans and fossil fuels.
“It’s all about business,” he told a forum of palm oil producers.
“Palm oil has become a competitor as biofuel not only with rapeseed products but also a real competitor to fossil fuels controlled by Western interests. Do these other people truly care about global warming? Or do they also want to get rich with the excuse of climate change?”
Bahroeny said his industry had been accused of killing orangutans, burning forests and selling a product high in cholesterol.
“Now it’s climate change. We don’t know their real reason but we are suspicious. What next?” he said.
[There are very many great, committed environmentalists/ individuals who inadvertently provide a "green" cover for Greenpeace and the like.]