Oil Palm

Wildlife needs protecting, say researchers

Researchers say palm oil action needs to be taken NOW

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A new study in the Cell Press journal says that the growing demand for vegetable oil, which has already led to the conversion of Southeast Asian forest into oil palm plantations, is causing serious environmental damage and needs to be acted upon now.

CSPO use increases 49% on last year

Certified Sustainable Palm Oil use increases 49% on last year

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The uptake of certified sustainable palm oil has seen a 49% increase in the first quarter of 2014 compared to last year which many believe is a positive landmark for the industry that has been threatening to destroy rainforests in Indonesia and around...