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Deforestation-linked palm oil still finding its way into top consumer brands: report

A new report by Greenpeace finds that palm oil suppliers to the world’s largest brands have cleared more than 1,300 square kilometers (500 square miles) of rainforest — an area the size of the …

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Amid Palm Oil Boycott, India Wants To Produce More Of It

For generations, R. Elamparithi’s family farmed rice paddies in a lush corner of southeast India that’s also dotted with coconut palms and banana groves. But 10 years ago, a representative from a near…

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Indonesia halts new palm oil plantation development

Jakarta (AFP) – Indonesia’s president has signed a moratorium on all new palm oil plantation development, an official said Thursday, in a move hailed by environmentalists. The moratorium effectively h…

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Greenpeace links forest destruction for palm oil to brands

Greenpeace says global consumer brands continue to buy palm oil from companies that are cutting down Indonesia’s rainforests despite repeated pledges to clean up their supply chains. The …

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Palm Oil Is Everywhere in India—And Public-Health Experts are Worried

Dr. Anoop Misra drew back the flimsy curtain in his office, and the patient stepped down from the exam table, gently tugging the bottom of his shirt so as to obscure a considerable midsection. “I’m no…

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Nestle using satellites to monitor palm oil plantations for deforestation

Nestle will use satellites to monitor palm oil plantations for signs of deforestation, it said on Friday, as it aims to speed up its commitment to more sustainable ingredient sourcing. The maker of Ki…

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Palm oil giant’s claim it can’t control Liberian subsidiary a ‘red herring,’ NGO says

The Forest Peoples Programme, an NGO, recently filed five new complaints against palm oil giant Golden Agri-Resources. The complaints were filed in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, or RSPO …

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Plantations can produce more palm oil if they keep riverbanks forested

Conservationists have long known that keeping riverbanks forested in regions with heavy palm oil development helps protect wildlife and their habitat. Now, a recently published study finds there …

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Malaysian palm oil price declines for 3rd day on forecasts for higher output

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures charted a third consecutive session of losses on Friday evening, tracking weaker edible oils and on expectation that production will rise in the coming weeks, …

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Indonesia’s Palm Oil Curse

101 East exposes how companies and the government are turning a blind eye to the human cost of palm oil production. Indonesia is the world’s largest producer of palm oil. From chocolate and ice cream …

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