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2011-08-01 06:48:00

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Aug.1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- www.rspo.org/media/index.php World's major consumer market, the United States of America (US), has made significant headway in a multi-stakeholder initiative, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), that aims to promote the growth and use of sustainable palm oil in the world. Three US headquartered global companies, retailer Walmart, confectionery producer The Hershey Company and financial services leader Citigroup...

2011-07-12 08:00:00

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). This commitment will be extended across all Cargill's oil and trading businesses to cover 100 percent of its palm oil products and all customers worldwide...

2011-06-27 12:40:00

PALEMBANG, Indonesia, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Smallholders at Cargill's oil palm plantation, PT Hindoli, today received their first premiums for the certified palm oil they produced. The smallholders were first to be certified under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Smallholder Principles & Criteria in late 2010. "The premium received by our smallholders today shows that sustainable farming practices can contribute to the livelihoods of rural farmers," said Anthony...

2011-06-22 00:09:00

CANBERRA, Australia, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chairman of World Growth, the pro-development NGO, Alan Oxley, today called on the Australian Government and the Opposition to oppose a bill restricting imports of palm oil from Malaysia and Indonesia. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081204/DC49733LOGO ) "A bill sponsored in the Senate by The Greens and Senator Xenophon which would restrict imports of products containing palm oil should be opposed by the Government and the...

2011-06-17 09:04:00

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. Herakles Farms began working on the project in 2009, when it acquired 100 percent ownership in SG Sustainable Oils from Sithe Global, an affiliate of the Blackstone Group....

2011-06-13 08:50:00

NEW ORLEANS, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill announced today at the 2011 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Expo that it is now offering palm oil certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) to North American food manufacturers. This step by Cargill - the largest North American importer of palm oil - supports the company's goal that the palm oil it imports is grown sustainably. RSPO certification for Cargill's United States refineries follows its European and...

2011-05-26 00:00:29

3rd Palm Oil Summit meets on 18-19 July 2011 in Bali to deliberate on strategies for "ËœYield improvement and carbon management', review solutions to escalating fertilizer costs and planning of palm oil expansion in suitable degraded land. Bali (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 In view of escalating cost of fertiliser, thus the need for effective planning, 3rd Palm Oil Summit has secured Mr Armin Gfroerer-Kerstan, Director of PT Agrisoft-Systems Indonesia to share his views on `Nutrient...

2011-05-25 11:46:00

MINNEAPOLIS, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Demonstrating that it's up to the challenge of helping food and beverage makers overcome formulation problems associated with health and wellness, cost management and sustainability, Cargill will showcase new ingredients and ideas for creating breakthrough products to help food manufacturers innovate and grow at the 2011 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Expo, June 11-14, 2011, at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Visitors to...

2011-05-24 10:03:00

RACINE, Wis., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson announced today that by 2015, it will only purchase palm oil-based ingredients that originate from responsible and sustainable sources. This is yet another step in the company's long-term commitment to using the best ingredients and communicating openly about them. "While SC Johnson's use of palm oil-based ingredients is relatively small, as a family company we believe responsibility is critical at every level. Being a smaller...


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