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Palm Oil Action Australia | December 18, 2017

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August 2015 News Updates

September 16, 2015 |

Just beautiful. Dusky Leaf Monkeys are found primarily on the Malay Peninsula, including Thailand and southern Myanmar. Deforestation for Palm Oil plantations is rapidly destroying their habit. Status: Near-Threatened. And yes, their babies are born orange, they’re not the result … Read More

French Minister Puts Spotlight on Sustainability

July 31, 2015 |

French Minister Puts Spotlight on Sustainability French Minister Puts Spotlight on Sustainability

Alex Rownan By Alan Rownan – Ethical Labels Analyst

France’s Ecology Minister, Ségolène Royal, has apologised for her recent comments castigating Nutella over its use of palm oil … Read More

Deforestation in Asia and Africa: Palm Oil Giant Wilmar Resorts to “Dirty Tricks”

July 30, 2015 |

By Forest Peoples Programme Global Research, July 08, 2015 Forest Peoples Programme 8 July 2015 Region: Asia Theme: Culture, Society & History

[print] 46 22 2 324 Wilmar-plantation

World’s largest palm oil trading company, Wilmar International Ltd., under scrutiny as … Read More

Big boost for small planters

July 30, 2015 |

Saturday, 4 July 2015

By: HANIM ADNAN

Things are looking up: Smallholders from Kampung Chenderong Kelubi in Kampung Gajah, Perak, enjoy steady income from oil palm cultivation. With MSPO certification, smallholders in the country can now join the ranks of … Read More

News Updates July 2015

July 30, 2015 |

Snoozy Malaysian Sunbear, one of the many animals whose home is being destroyed by palm oil plantations.  Photo by Bill Smith  https://pixabay.com/en/sun-bear-helarctos-malayanus-bear-387875/

 

 

  • 8/07/2015 French Minister Puts Spotlight on Sustainability
  •  8/07/2015 Deforestation in Asia and Africa: Palm Oil … Read More

Palm oil: scourge of the earth, or wonder crop?

July 30, 2015 |

If you happen to mention palm oil to most people outside of Asia you are unlikely to get a particularly positive reaction.

Over recent years, media coverage of palm oil has typically included images of displaced orangutan and burning, degraded … Read More

Consumers willing to pay sharp premium for wildlife-friendly palm oil, claims study

July 17, 2015 |

Consumers willing to pay sharp premium for wildlife-friendly palm oil, claims study tesco supermarket

A new study claims consumers who are willing to pay for a premium for products that are produced without converting forests into plantations could encourage … Read More

Palm oil regulator asked to investigate illegal land grabs by Wilmar Group supplier in Borneo

June 16, 2015 |

News Date: 2nd June 2015

Borneo human rights organization files complaint alleging multiple breaches of RSPO standards by palm oil supplier PT. Swadaya Mukti Prakarsa / First Resources.

Kalimantan, 1st June 2015: Acting on behalf of local indigenous communities, on … Read More

Companies call for tougher sustainability standards for palm oil

June 16, 2015 |

Industry leaders such as PepsiCo, Walmart and Starbucks banded together Monday to call for stricter certification standards for sustainable palm oil An aerial view of of an excavator working on the construction of a road in the Sumatran forest. The … Read More

BASF presents broad portfolio of surfactants at CESIO Congress in Istanbul

June 15, 2015 |

Jun 1, 2015

BASF reveals new possibilities for many applications and industries at booth 150 BASF experts offer insights into the latest surfactant development and research

Istanbul, Turkey – June 1, 2015 – BASF is participating in the … Read More