- Posted October 8, 2012 by
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Palm Oil: Africa wakes up to the European Commission’s betrayal!
Even though Lindbergh’s solo flight was dangerous, living in this world of ours can be far more so, more so when fraud and false pretences can be manufactured even by the likes of the European Commission (EC), and so palm oil has discovered!
For decades, palm oil had been subjected to scathing campaigns run by green groups like Greenpeace, FoE, WWF and others. In 2005, the oddly named Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) suddenly published a “report” called “Cruel Oil: How palm oil harms health, rainforest and wildlife” in which they made wild and unsubstantiated claims that palm oil cultivation was causing massive deforestation and threatening the extinction of wildlife such as the orang utan.
The report however, was prepared with the help of Aid Environment listed as partners with Hivos — a Netherlands based civil society group with direct links to campaigns in Indonesia. Hivos, in turn, is funded by the Dutch Foreign Affairs Ministry for close to 70% of its annual 100m Euro budget.
A 2010 report by researchers Caroline Boin and Andrea Marchesetti entitled “Friends of the EU.” (Vide: http://www.policynetwork.net/accountability/publication/friends-eu)showed that the EU, through its environmental ministries and commissions is involved in funding up to 70% of the operating budgets of FOE EU.
Now Italian think tank, Libertiamo has blown the lid off the entire cynical and vicious scheme masterminded by green groups and eagerly funded by the EC! (Vide: http://disarmingthegreens.it/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Taxpayer-Funding-NGO-Collusion-and-Manufactured-Crises.pdf)
What do the EC fear of palm oil so much for them to so piously and yet so inhumanely inflict on palm oil by using surrogate green groups to run ill conceived campaigns that they are aware is based on manufactured and false evidence all in the name of protecting the EU’s own indigenous edible oil industries such as sunflower and rapeseed oils which are hapless in facing the market onslaught of the rampantly high yielding palm oil!
How high yielding? The average yield per hectare for palm oil is 4.14 metric tons whilst that for sunflower is 0.53 and rapeseed is typically 0.69 metric tons per hectare! To make matters more worrying for the EU edible oilseed industries, they have just about reached the genetic limit of productivity whilst best in class palm oil production can yield twice its current yield and current research shows that up to 20 metric tons per hectare is not inconceivable before palm oil reaches its genetic limits! (see: http://www.simedarbyplantation.com/upload/palmoilfactsandfigures.pdf)
Now the EC appears to have turned their attention to the African continent where African nations have awakened to the economic potential of palm oil exports. Africa, from whence palm oil originated, were left largely alone and unmolested so long as the palm oil was used for domestic consumption. However, now that some African nations in West Africa have begun to legitimately exploit their national right to exploit their natural resources and cultivate palm oil for export, the EC have released their green group attack dogs on the continent. So in recent weeks, Greenpeace and the WWF have begun sending out Press Releases condemning these African efforts with the familiar lies about deforestation and land dislocation of local communities!
It appears that this will end up as a lesson in counter factual history!
Note: Deforestation Watch aka Melbourne Zoo Watch was originally established to drive green issues on palm oil mainstream. However, Deforestation Watch has in the course of its existence evolved into Melbourne Zoo Watch and now considerable time and energy is spent on exposing the sly misdeeds and devious schemes of the Melbourne Zoo in using palm oil to surreptitiously raise funds for the zoo. www.deforestationwatch.org