08 Jul '11, 5pm

Europe to require listing of palm oil on product labels via @mongabay

Europe to require listing of palm oil on product labels via @mongabay

Australia's Senate passes palm oil labeling bill (06/27/2011) Just days after being rejected by the the Senate Community Affairs Committee, Australia's Senate passed the Amended Truth in Labeling - Palm Oil Bill. RSPO: Labeling palm oil as an ingredient is fine, provided other oils are labeled too (04/21/2011) The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), a body that sets criteria for social and environmental certification of palm oil, weighed in on the debate on Australia's proposal to require listing of palm oil as an ingredient on package labels. At the same time the RSPO announced its own labeling initiative to distinguish products that use RSPO-certified palm oil from those that do not. Breakthrough? Controversial palm oil company signs rainforest pact (02/09/2011) One of the world's highest profile and most controversial palm oil companies, Golden Agri-Resources Lim...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0708-palm_oil_eu_labeling.html

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