03 Aug '11, 1am

Malaysian government to launch RSPO rival for palm oil certification: Mongabay - don't trust them

Malaysian government to launch RSPO rival for palm oil certification mongabay.com August 02, 2011 The Malaysian government is developing its own certification system for palm oil production, potentially creating another rival to the certification system run by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), reports Malaysia's Business Times . Speaking in Australia, Malaysian Commodities Minister Bernard Dompok said the government is in the "preliminary stage" of developing a sustainability standard for palm oil production to counter tighter standards being pushed by the RSPO. "We will go ahead because the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil keeps on changing its goal posts on how to produce sustainable palm oil," he was quoted as saying. "We will come up with a national certification scheme." Indonesia — the world's top palm oil producer — has already announced its own certi...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0802-malaysian_palm_oil_sta...

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