Senators Rally Against Slave Labor in Palm Oil Industry

$65 billion industry utilizes loophole in federal law.

After a large-scale investigation, a media outlet has reported that 85% of the global supply of palm oil is produced through slavery and child labor, with allegations of rape alongside. Within federal laws surrounding imported goods, there is a loophole that allows for products made with “forced labor” to still be allowed into the United States.

U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown and Ron Wyden, of Ohio and Oregon respectively, are urging Congress to close the loophole and ban the import of products made with child or slave labor. They also called on the federal government to hold the various companies buying slave-made palm oil accountable for enabling these abuses.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the U.S. Senate as they consider the best laws to create for the country.
  • For those who are coerced or trafficked into laboring on plantations in regions of Asia.
  • For President Trump as he seeks to ensure human rights are protected, both in this nation and abroad.  

Sources: AP, US News


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