09 Mar '18, 5am

#GreenFood: 10 Food and Beverage Companies Commit To Sustainable Palm Oil

(Photo: Palm oil fruit. Credit: Center for International Forestry Research, Flickr Creative Commons) A number of food and beverage companies based in Singapore have committed to sourcing sustainable palm oil in recent years. That total jumped by 10 today to include major national brands such as Crystal Jade, F&N, and TungLok, the Straits Times reported . The ten companies officially joined the Southeast Asia Alliance for Sustainable Palm Oil (SASPO), a business initiative led by the World Wide Fund for Nature Singapore aiming to lower barriers to sustainable sourcing policies. Formed in 2016 with Danone, Ayam Brand, Wildlife Reserves Singapore, IKEA, and Unilever, SASPO has experienced a 200% spike in new membership, according to the initiative. Numerous beauty and food products use palm oil, a popular replacement for hydrogenated vegetable oils and other emulsifiers, Trip...

Full article: https://www.environmentalleader.com/2018/02/singapore-sus...

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