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SE Asia seeks new strategy to fight ‘slash and burn’ haze problem

November 5, 2015 |

euronews.com the latest international news as video on demand

Reuters, 30/09 13:20 CET

By Astrid Zweynert

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As a blanket of haze, caused by thick smoke from forest fires in Indonesia, covers parts of Southeast … Read More

To fight the haze, enable sustainable consumer choices

November 5, 2015 |

todayonline.com To fight the haze, enable sustainable consumer choices From Desmond Chng –

We continue to suffer from the scourge of the haze caused by illegal fires in Indonesia. The boom in the lucrative palm-oil industry has led to large-scale … Read More

Drive to buy only green palm oil products

November 1, 2015 |

news.asiaone.com Drive to buy only green palm oil products

Some 2,800 companies will soon receive pledge letters from the Singapore Environment Council (SEC) this week to get them to commit to buying only sustainable palm oil products.

The council said … Read More

Singapore Environment Council pushes for green procurement in public sector

October 30, 2015 |

channelnewsasia.com Singapore Environment Council pushes for green procurement in public sector By Liyana Othman

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Environment Council (SEC) is pushing for green procurement in the public sector by working with the Environment and Water Resources Ministry in what … Read More

No Malaysian firms involved in open burning activities in Indonesia

October 30, 2015 |

channelnewsasia.com No Malaysian firms involved in open burning activities in Indonesia

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The Association of Plantation Investors of Malaysia confirmed that Malaysian plantation companies practiced zero burning … Read More

Yes, palm oil is destructive — but scientists are creating compelling alternatives

October 29, 2015 |

pri.org Yes, palm oil is destructive — but scientists are creating compelling alternatives

Cookies, crackers, and other prepackaged favorites are stirring up more trouble than late night munching. Between one-third and one-half of all processed foods are made with palm … Read More

Boycotting palm oil products not a long-term solution

October 28, 2015 |

straitstimes.com Boycotting palm oil products not a long-term solution

Boycotting palm oil products is not only impractical, but it could also be counterproductive (“To resolve haze woes, boycott palm oil products” by Mr Eric J. Brooks; Tuesday).

Oil palm is … Read More

Target, Costco, Grupo Bimbo adopt new palm oil policies

October 28, 2015 |

news.mongabay.com Target, Costco, Grupo Bimbo adopt new palm oil policies

Two giant retailers and a major baking company have announced new policies that establish stronger guidelines for palm oil sourcing.

As reported by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), Target … Read More

Why oppose zero deforestation?

October 28, 2015 |

thejakartapost.com Why oppose zero deforestation? Agus P. Sari, jakarta | Opinion | Tue, September 15 2015, 3:36 PM

While the entire island of Sumatra is covered over with smoke, the government’s opposition to a voluntary commitment of some palm oil … Read More

INTERVIEW-Sustainable palm oil body eyes broader approach to certification | Agricultural Commodities | Reuters

October 27, 2015 |

af.reuters.com INTERVIEW-Sustainable palm oil body eyes broader approach to certification | Agricultural Commodities | Reuters

By Astrid Zweynert

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Efforts to certify entire districts or provinces as producers of sustainable palm oil could … Read More