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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....

2014-04-29 12:33:25

Palm tocotrienols may slow the progression of brain-degenerating white matter lesions MINNEAPOLIS, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While you may know about your brain's gray matter, did you also know that about 50 percent of your brain is made of white matter? The health of your brain's white matter affects how well it learns and functions. This is also the area of the brain most often affected by stroke. Now results of a two-year human clinical study published in the American...

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...

2014-02-27 12:28:41

DUBLIN, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/l4qppg/china_edible ) has announced the addition of the "China Edible Vegetable Oil Industry Report" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) In 2003-2012, China's refined edible vegetable oil production maintained an upward trend, reaching 51.7618 million tons in 2012, an increase of 19.5% compared with 2011, 3.4 times of the output in 2003, of...

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...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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