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Malaysia’s Dec 1 – 10 palm oil exports fall 0.8 pct -ITS

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Exports of Malaysian palm oil products for December 1 – 10 fell 0.8 percent to 308,207 tonnes from 310,592 tonnes shipped during November 1 – 10, cargo surveyor Intert…

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Vast palm oil project in Papua must be investigated by government, watchdogs say

Last week, Mongabay, Tempo, Malaysiakini and Earthsight’s The Gecko Project published an investigation into the story behind the Tanah Merah project, an enormous palm oil development in Papua …

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Malaysia and Indonesia ‘put pressure on UK’ to intervene over ban on palm oil by supermarket Iceland

The world’s biggest palm oil producing nations, Indonesia and Malaysia, have both reportedly attempted to influence the British government to take action after supermarket chain Iceland announced it w…

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Govt urged to take seriously importers’ concerns about palm oil

A researcher from Yayasan Kehati (Biodiversity Foundation) has called on stakeholders in the country’s palm oil business to listen to the aspirations of foreign buyers, who have voiced concern over th…

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Climate Dangers of Palm Oil

The palm oil industry is booming in Indonesia, resulting in the destruction of carbon-rich, tropical peatlands to make way for the cultivation of palms on a massive scale. And scientists say this crop …

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Palm oil body says it finds exploitative labour practices at Malaysia’s FGV

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 30 (Reuters) – A global palm oil industry watchdog rapped Malaysia’s biggest palm oil producer, FGV Holdings, for “exploitative” labour practices, dire living conditions for its work…

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Teresa Kok tells palm planters in Sarawak to obtain MSPO certification for their areas

KUCHING, Nov 29 — Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok today urged oil palm planters in Sarawak to obtain Sustainable Palm Oil Certification (MSPO) for their areas by end of 2019. She said the MSPO …

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Removing Indonesia palm oil levy will not help prices – refiner group

JAKARTA, Nov 27 (Reuters) – An Indonesian government decision to lower the levy on crude palm oil (CPO) exports to zero would remove incentives for local refiners, a palm industry refiner body …

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Buy green, ethical palm oil or forests will suffer: Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil

New rules to stop deforestation caused by palm oil production can only succeed if brands and consumers buy larger amounts of oil certified as green and ethical, industry officials and environmental ac…

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Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe.

This article is a partnership between ProPublica, where Abrahm Lustgarten is a senior reporter, and The New York Times Magazine. The fields outside Kotawaringin village in Central Kalimantan, on the i…

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