19 Dec '11, 3pm

Chiquita Bananas Joins Other Major Brands, Pledges to Avoid Oil from Tar Sands

© Chiquita Bananas (and Google Earth) As activists try to figure out what the revival of the Keystone XL pipeline issue really means , an interesting new front is expanding in the fight against these most destructive of fossil fuels. ForestEthics reports that Chiquita Bananas has become the latest in a long line of major brands that is pledging to boycott oil from tar sands . When Walgreens and Gap announced they would try to avoid tar sands oil, Mat already explored whether it was even possible to boycott particular sources of oil . Given that liquid fuels are traded as a commodity, he explained, there is not the usual direct link between source, processor and end user that you might find with other resources and products. Nevertheless, as more and more companies set greenhouse gas reduction targets and publicly commit to cutting their impact, those commitments will play ...

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