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(en) Colombia, Before being refined palm oil is blood red.* (fr) [machine translation]
Sat, 12 Jan 2013 19:10:06 +0200
Blood red like the hundreds of Colombian families murdered and expelled from their land by
the family Abondano Dávila, Colombian Daabon group, the main supplier of palm oil bio of
French society Brochenin SA, European distributor. ---- For nearly 20 years, we know that
this powerful British political family and business is closely linked to paramilitaries
and drug trafficking (in 2007, the family purchased land Davila's uncle Pablo Escobar,
nominee the latter). It is known that the region of Magdalena where plantations is the
cradle and under the close supervision paramilitary. We know that from 2002 to 2010, palm
cultivation has been the spearhead of "sustainable development" of President Uribe, we
also know that during his two mandates paramilitarism was at its peak, with impunity, and
5 million hectares were deprived to fire and blood to small farmers in areas with strong
witness a sensational trial against the paramilitaries, alias Pitirri, said: "Some killed,
others bought ( land) and the last legalized " .
It is estimated that 221 mayors, 4,000 municipal councilors and nine departmental
governors were elected with the support and "intervention" paramilitaries and members of
the family Dávila and their frontmen have acquired many of these positions public with
But in France we see nothing, we say nothing, we will not listen and remains deaf to this
monstrous Colombian reality.
Naivety huge commercial cynicism or fruit of the "financial reasons" as there is a "reason
of state" and generates this omerta?
To alter Eco via Biobleud, Soy, Biocoop, Body Shop and many others, your oil, your
cookies, your spreads, your dumplings, your bread, your chips, drink, soap and dozens of
other products were made with palm oil Daabon in a region where violence reigns and where
the blood soaked earth palm plantations.
An example: according Tristan Lecomte (founder and CEO of Alter Eco), bio-oil purchased by
Alter Eco comes from Aracata and imported by Brochenin. But he knows only between 2001 and
2003, nearly 15 killings took place in Aracata during which dozens of men and women were
tortured and massacred the machete and chainsaw burned in crematoria!
For his part, the head of the international certification of Ecocert, Michel Reynaud,
denies such accusations and dares said in a press release: "We have an office in Colombia
since 1995 and working with Daabon which is not a newcomer bio says he. We regularly on
site, but in view of the allegations, we conducted an audit in addition, two independent
auditors whose one and we did not find evidence. '
All of Ong's human rights and violence studies, the alternative press and some Colombian
journals are full of articles and surveys about the evils of this sinister family! But
members of Ecocert-Colombia found no evidence! They seem they do not read the press!
Biocoop in which markets, through the importing company Brochenin SA, same story: "At the
moment we have no proven evidence on one side or the other, so we are in the process of
question the players in the industry to have all the necessary elements " , says the head
of communications. Have they interviewed families robbed? Widows? Orphans?
Obviously, palm oil Daabon / Brochenin is organic, environmentally, etc.. It is even
certified Ecocert, Proforest, WWF, FSC, RSPO, etc..
And as stated by an official certificate of Brochenin in 2010 "no deforestation has been
found ... these lands were already used cattle in the 70s ... since 2008, the plantation
was established at the beginning of its certification Organic, an internal policy of
preserving the environment ... The inventory of all animal species on the plantation is a
reliable indicator of conservation areas defined within the plantation " .
Yes, except the species "human". It is not part of the indicators Brochenin SA.
So, is that palm oil and bio Colombian is bad for our health? For trees? For cattle? For
Yes ... maybe.
But it is especially deadly, lethal for those who are beginning the chain of production.
And for those whose land has been despoiled.
It is time we make eye baths, wearing our eyes on the other side of the Atlantic and worry
about it seriously.
Personally, I do not use palm oil in Colombia. Because even though it has been refined, I
see time and again its blood red color.
Spoliation of the soil and subsoil, as well as the "Reorganization" internal access to
their resources by multinationals and the political and economic Colombian prepared the
ground and coincided with the initial negotiations and agreements signed Free Trade
Treaties-TLC-between Colombia, the United States, Canada and the European Union-EU, among
* From Organisation Communiste Libertaire http://oclibertaire.free.fr/spip.php?article1284
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