Europe Losing Appetite For Palm Oil

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EU Targeting Biofuel Applications The latest European Union plan to ban palm oil has been defeated, but the anti-palm oil forces in Europe have only just begun. The different lawmaking arms of the EU — the European Commission, Parliament and the Council — recently reached a compromise on the bloc’s revised renewable energy regulations, known

Malaysia, Indonesia Denounce Ban On Palm Oil In Biofuels

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Short-Term Gains Driving Biodiversity Into History Found in everything from shampoo to donuts, palm oil is now the most common vegetable oil in the world—and also one of the world’s leading deforestation drivers. It’s also being used to fuel our automobiles. The controversial product has given new meaning to the old campaign sloga, “put a tiger

EU Considering Palm-Oil Boycott To Curb Deforestation

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Deforestation Driving Climate Change, Extinction Indonesia and Malaysia, which produce more than 80 percent of the world’s palm oil, are resisting proposals by European parliamentarians that could limit their access to the second biggest palm oil market after India. Government ministers from Malaysia and Indonesia, along with some regional palm oil producers, met in Jakarta

Bunge Jumping Away From Deforestation, Illegal Palm Oil?

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Smoke, Mirrors Cloud Progress On Biodiversity, Climate Change Agribusiness and food production giant Bunge announced a commitment to source deforestation and peat-free palm oil today. The only question is will they take action before it’s too late. The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is impressed with Bunge’s willingness to ensure the palm oil it sources protects forests

Orphaned Orangutans Go To Survival School

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Orangutans Scarred For Life Meet the star students of orangutan school — the unique rehab center where orphaned apes are taught how to climb trees and survive in the wild without their mom and dad. Having had a rough start in life these adorable orangutans are attending special classes at a school in West Kalimantan

Forest Conservation Good For Business

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Sustainable Palm Oil Ignores Biodiversity Editor’s Note: The term sustainable palm oil is misleading consumers as it relates to biodiversity and endangered species. I am looking for a clear and concise statement that tells me that companies that purchase such products aren’t promoting wildlife extinction through deforestation. The sole barometer at this point should be orangutans,

Can Corporations Produce Palm Oil and Protect Biodiversity

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All Palm Plantations Eliminate Wildlife Editor’s Note: The palm oil industry is responsible for massive amounts of deforestation and loss of biodiversity across the tropics around the world. As such, critical habitat for endangered species, such as tigers, elephants, orangutans and elephants have been destroyed forever. Meanwhile, the Roundtable On Sustainable Palm Oil and various producers

Palm Oil Is The Bungle In The Jungle

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Rainforest Destruction Fuels Climate Change A baby Sumatran orangutan swings playfully on a branch at an Indonesian rescue center, a far cry from the terror he endured when his pristine rainforest home was razed to the ground. Now alarm is growing at a plan activists say will open up new swathes of virgin forest on Sumatra