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2014-08-13 23:08:48

The 3rd Palm Oil Africa conference coming to Accra, Ghana on 13-14 October, 2014 promises vital updates on Africa’s lucrative palm oil business, and expands focus, this year, to include rubber and cocoa investments. Accra, Ghana (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 The movers and shakers of the African palm oil industry along with the cocoa and rubber investors and stakeholders are gearing up for the African edition of CMT’s Palm Oil series, which offers vital industry dialog on ‘Mounting...

Need For Vegetable Oil Means Trouble For Africa's Great Apes
2014-07-11 03:00:36

Cell Press The vegetable oil found in your popcorn or soap might not be ape friendly, and the situation appears likely to get even worse, according to an analysis in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 10. The growing demand for vegetable oil has already led to the conversion of Southeast Asian forest into oil palm plantations, bringing trouble for orangutans in particular. If guidelines are not put in place very soon, researchers say the spread of those large-scale...

VIR Gene Gives Reliable Visual Cue For Oil Palm Fruit Ripeness
2014-06-30 03:00:37

Canale Communications A genetic discovery by a team of scientists from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), aided by scientists from Orion Genomics, paves the way for increased production of palm oil, which accounts for 45 percent of the world's edible oil, while also helping to conserve sensitive wild habitats at risk of being turned into agricultural land. In the study published in the journal Nature Communications, the scientists identified the VIR gene as responsible for fruit...

2014-06-30 04:21:42

Malaysian Palm Oil Board and Orion Genomics researchers contribute to discovery that will improve palm oil yields on existing agricultural lands, protecting rainforest KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia and ST. LOUIS, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A multinational team of scientists from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) and Orion Genomics today announced the publication of a paper in the journal Nature Communications identifying a gene, called VIR, that is responsible for turning the skin of...

2014-06-04 08:23:16

-Developed in Consultation with United Nations Development Programme and World Wildlife Fund DEERFIELD, Ill., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mondelez International today published its sustainable palm oil action plan, which prioritizes suppliers that meet the company's sustainability principles and requires suppliers to achieve traceability by the end of 2015. In addition, suppliers must publish sustainable sourcing policies and implementation timelines by the same date....

2014-03-24 16:23:16

LONDON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Palm Oil Market Outlook to 2020 Sustainability is a Key Challenge Restricting Market GrowthCrude palm oil (CPO) has grown from strength-to-strength in the last two decades, now representing one-third of the vegetable oil market. Growth has largely been driven by consumption in the emerging markets such as China and India. New demand markets in the last decade, such as biodiesel, have...

2014-03-18 08:34:43

PURCHASE, N.Y., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo (NYSE:PEP) believes acting ethically and responsibly is not only the right thing to do, but also the right thing for our business. To build on the policies and programs PepsiCo has already established in a number of areas including supplier conduct, sustainable agriculture and environmental health and safety, the company is now rolling out a land policy with zero tolerance for illegal activities in our supply chain and for land...

2014-03-10 08:23:25

MCLEAN, Va., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars, Incorporated announced today a new policy to help build a fully sustainable palm oil supply chain. This sees Mars commit to both industry leading standards and develop a fully traceable pipeline back to known palm oil processing mills by year-end 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110928/NY76189LOGO This policy is at the forefront of the business' strengthened commitment to tackle deforestation, and further supported by...

2014-02-14 16:26:03

Suppliers must protect forests, peat lands, and human and community rights BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tweetable Highlights: -- @KelloggCompany updates global commitment to fully traceable sourcing of #PalmOil [LINK] -- #NoForestation a driver of updated @KelloggCompany #PalmOil commitment [LINK] -- @KelloggCompany suppliers must source #PalmOil that is environmentally, socially & economically responsible [LINK] Kellogg...

2014-01-16 08:22:14

DEERFIELD, Ill., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mondelez International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDLZ) announced today that it achieved Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) coverage for 100 percent of the palm oil it bought in 2013. This is two years ahead of the company's existing commitment to cover all requirements by 2015 through a combination of RSPO-certified oil and Greenpalm certificates that support sustainable production. (Logo:...


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2012-06-18 02:42:42

Symbol: ELOL2 Group: Monocot Family: Arecaceae Synonyms:   COOL2 Corozo oleifera (Kunth) L.H. Bailey Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Liliopsida – Monocotyledons Subclass   Arecidae Order   Arecales Family   Arecaceae...

2012-06-18 02:42:47

Symbol: ELGU Group: Monocot Family: Arecaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Native Status: L48    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

2012-06-18 02:42:48

Symbol: ELAEI Group: Monocot Family: Arecaceae Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Liliopsida – Monocotyledons Subclass   Arecidae Order   Arecales...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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