Afgelopen Vrijdag publiceerde Duurzaam Nederland een welhaast neocoloniaal stukje over de ontbossing in Indonesië onder de kop 'Tien palmolie-conces
Tag: Palm Oil
AJ | Indonesia: Police arrest businessman over journalists’ murder
"The suspects asked the victims why they had come to the plantation before a quarrel broke out, which ended in murder," said the North Sumatra police
Updated: Who Watches the Watchmen?
Siobhan Pearce, Forests Campaigner, said: “If the RSPO is not upholding any of its own rules and if its palm oil isn’t what it says it is on the t
Frontiers | Face palm: are palm oil boycotters hypocrites?
“Bananas, beef, cane sugar, chocolate, coconuts, coffee, pineapples, soybeans, tea and vanilla, to name a few, are all produced in previously forest
CIAT | Could these crops save Peruvian forests?
In Peru, many associations of small and medium producers claim to have actually grown their oil palm and cacao plantations on lands previously defores
The Conversation | The geopolitics of palm oil and deforestation
Four major vegetable oils constitute more than 85% of the world consumption (figure 4). Sunflowers, rapeseed and soybeans were originally grown in tem
Eco-Business | Palm oil giants unite to tackle human rights challenges in Indonesia
Women have also been reported to be disproportionately affected by workers’ rights violations, as they typically make up the invisible workforce tha
Bloomberg | Palm Oil Importers Won’t Meet Zero Deforestation Goals by 2020
Multiple importers noted that their experiences with personal care and household product manufacturers were different to those in the food industry, w
EurekAlert | Palm oil: Down from the conservation barricades and out of the rhetorical trenches
Our key message is the following: The effects of oil palm, on the environment and on human society, are case-specific and largely dependent on circums
TheGuardian | How the world got hooked on palm oil
Palm oil’s world domination is the result of five factors: first, it has replaced less healthy fats in foods in the west. Second, producers have pus