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Palm Oil Action Australia | April 28, 2017

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April 8, 2017 |

 

 

 

30/11/2016 Palm oil industry watchdog lax on human rights: critics

25/11/2016 Conservation in oil palm is possible (commentary)

25/11/2016 For the palm oil industry, ‘engagement’ means turning a blind eye to deforestation

17/11/2016 WWF welcomes first RSPO … Read More

Palm oil industry watchdog lax on human rights: critics

April 8, 2017 |

reuters.com Palm oil industry watchdog lax on human rights: critics By Emily Chow and A. Ananthalakshmi | KUALA LUMPUR

KUALA LUMPUR Human rights abuses at palm oil plantations are going unpunished by the industry watchdog due to weak rules, critics … Read More

Conservation in oil palm is possible (commentary)

April 8, 2017 |

news.mongabay.com Conservation in oil palm is possible (commentary)

Whereas most oil palm concessions are associated with the destruction of orangutan habitat, at least one company, PT KAL in West Kalimantan, stands out for protecting some 150 orangutans in its concession. … Read More

For the palm oil industry, ‘engagement’ means turning a blind eye to deforestation

April 8, 2017 |

eco-business.com For the palm oil industry, ‘engagement’ means turning a blind eye to deforestation Eco-Business

Over the past decade, the environmental and human cost of palm oil production has become a mainstream concern. Consumers and communities demand change, and most … Read More

WWF welcomes first RSPO certification of a new palm oil development in Africa

April 8, 2017 |

einnews.com WWF welcomes first RSPO certification of a new palm oil development in Africa EIN News

At its 14th Annual Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) publicly awarded leading global agribusiness company Olam International with … Read More

United Plantations chief defends RSPO

April 8, 2017 |

confectionerynews.com United Plantations chief defends RSPO ConfectioneryNews.com

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is battling a number of issues, from its own members adding ‘palm oil-free labels’ on product packaging to calls at an EU level to strengthen its … Read More

Three things RSPO needs to do to avoid falling down the ‘anti- globalisation chasm’

April 6, 2017 |

foodnavigator-asia.com Three things RSPO needs to do to avoid falling down the ‘anti- globalisation chasm’ FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Palm oil certification body RSPO needs to avoid becoming the next victim of the anti-globalisation and anti-establishment backlash that is sweeping the globe by … Read More

Africa: Conservationists and Palm Oil Industry Should Collaborate to Protect Great Apes, Fragile Ecosystems – UN

April 6, 2017 |

allafrica.com Africa: Conservationists and Palm Oil Industry Should Collaborate to Protect Great Apes, Fragile Ecosystems – UN

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is advocating a collaboration between the international conservation community and palm oil developers in order to create … Read More

Palm Oil Watchdog Calls for Sustainable Ecosystem

April 6, 2017 |

foodingredientsfirst.com Palm Oil Watchdog Calls for Sustainable Ecosystem 636143648545324881palm oil2.jpg

10 Nov 2016 — The non profit watchdog for the palm oil industry is urging NGOs, policy makers and academics to closely collaborate to achieve a sustainable palm oil ecosystem … Read More

No business as usual yet with IOI Corp, says Nestle SA

April 6, 2017 |

thesundaily.my No business as usual yet with IOI Corp, says Nestle SA

PETALING JAYA: Nestlé SA, which has phased out all existing contracts with IOI Corp Bhd, will not be resuming its commercial relationship with the Malaysian group any time … Read More