Latest Environmental impact of palm oil Stories
MINNEAPOLIS, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill has announced that the palm oil products it supplies to its customers in Europe, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand will be certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and/or originated from smallholder growers by 2015 (this excludes palm kernel oil products).
NEW YORK, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Herakles Farms, a New York-based agriculture company, is planning two commercial-scale sustainable palm oil plantations in Cameroon and Ghana, providing over 10,000 jobs to local people and introducing an important new growth opportunity to the Central and West African regions.
KUCHING, Sarawak, Malaysia, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The State Government of Sarawak's Agricultural Policy prioritises sustainable management of biodiversity as part of its strategy for the growth of palm oil plantation.
Indonesia has promised to become a world leader in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Indonesia said Tuesday that it plans to step up its law enforcement on Borneo Island, after it acknowledged that hundreds of mine and plantation companies are operating illegally on the island, which is affecting forests and threatened species.
JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Smallholders at Cargill's oil palm plantation, PT. Hindoli in South Sumatra, Indonesia, have received Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification.
Scientists from seven nations released a new study on Monday that finds clearing tropical forests in order to plant biofuels harms the environment by reducing animal and plant diversity.
Only a few years ago, oil from palm trees was viewed as an ideal biofuel: a cheap, renewable alternative to petroleum that would fight global warming. Energy companies began converting generators and production soared.