Protesters target Nestle over palm oil


Greepeace campaigners have abseiled into a Nestle shareholders meeting to urge the food giant to stop using palm oil harvested from rainforest destruction. An AFP photographer saw the two activists break through the roof and abseil into the hall with mountaineering gear overnight. They hung a banner with the slogan “Nestle, Give the orangutans a break!” – in a play on a Nestle marketing slogan – and remained dangling about 20 metres above the shareholders’ heads as the meeting continued. More activists dressed as orangutans handed out leaflets outside the assembly hall in the western city of Lausanne.