21 Apr '11, 2pm

RSPO: Labeling palm oil as an ingredient is fine, provided other oils are labeled too:

Malaysian palm oil giant in fight with forest people gets rebuke from RSPO (04/06/2011) A Malaysian palm oil company facing criticism for a land use dispute with forest people in Borneo has been suspended from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an eco-certification body. Palm oil company gives up land contested by local communities as part of sustainability pledge (03/21/2011) An Indonesia palm oil company has relinquished part of its plantation concession to communities that traditionally use the land as part of its commitment to sustainability principles under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), reports the Forest Peoples Programme. The move is a response to a new procedure that could reduce conflict between palm oil developers and forest-dependent communities. Coalition calls on Europe to label palm oil on food products (03/15/2011) Do you have th...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0421-rspo_labeling.html

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