- Posted January 6, 2013 by
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Palm oil, the European Commission and Ambush Makeover
As the women walk across the set to join their companions, the former self becomes evident. Most do not know how to walk in their new shoes. Although they look chic, their clumsy walk gives them away.The moral of the story is that one can work on external appearances but the true self eventually surfaces!
When we apply this story to the sorry excuse of an General Directorate, Environment of the European Commission, we see a shallow focus only on external appearances.
In funding green group surrogate to run spurious anti-palm oil campaigns that the Directorate knows is premised on “manufactured” and false evidence, all in a vain effort to protect the EU’s own indigenous edible oilseed industries such as rape and sunflower oil which are unable to compete in the open market against the rampantly hyper yielding palm oil, the true character of the Office of the General Directorate Environment of the EC emerges!
If not for Italian civil libertarian group, Libertiamo, all this acts of subterfuge and bad faith by the EC would have remained concealed and hidden from the eyes of the world.
Libertiamo blasted the whole shameful sham wide open when they published a study entitled “Taxpayer Funding, NGO Collusion and Manufactured Crises: A Case Study of Malaysia and Palm Oil.” In this study, Libertiamo points out that since 2005, the European Commission (EC) has provided nearly €5million (MYR 19.7 million) to the World Wildlife Fund and €4 million (MYR 15,8 million) to Friends of the Earth. Climate Action Network (CAN) also received nearly €1 million (MYR 3.9 million) in the past two years alone.
Worse, Libertiamo charges that the attacks are based on “manufactured and false evidence!”
The entire vile scheme is planned and executed by the EC’s green surrogates across regions to create the impression that the palm oil campaigns are unplanned, popular and spontaneous! A broad range of green NGO’s plus even zoos, girl scouts (or rather the adults behind the girl scouts) and politicians from across the globe are recruited to the cause.
More galling, the EC has recently unleashed their attack dogs on Africa just as African nations had embarked on large scale commercial cultivation of palm oil. Palm oil in fact originated from Africa and now that Africa, has woken up to the economic benefits of palm oil cultivation, the dirty fingerprints of the EC can be seen all over the Press releases by its green group surrogates such as Greenpeace and WWF against probably the most benign of edible oilseed crops, environmentally speaking!
Then taking a second bite at the rotten cherry, the EC dirty fingerprints can be found all over the ill fated “Nutella Tax” Bill introduced by French Senator Yve Daudigny, proposing to impose a 300 percent hike on taxes for all food products manufactured in France using palm oil. The objective was to ultimately drive palm oil down to square one, despite the euphemistic justifications tendered by Daudigny for the tax hike. Senator Daudigny went into an elaborate song and dance routine, alleging that palm oil was rich in saturated fats and consequently bad for heart health and that palm oil was responsible for massive deforestation in SE Asia.
Fortunately, following a massive firestorm of public opinion against the proposed tax hike, the Nutella Tax was given the figurative boot by Social affairs Commission of France’s National Assembly!
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