17 Feb '17, 10am

NGOs: Key Palm Oil Players Are Still Linked to Deforestation and Human Rights Abuse

NGOs: Key Palm Oil Players Are Still Linked to Deforestation and Human Rights Abuse

Virgin rainforest in Kwerba, Papua, Indonesia. We see less hydrogenated vegetable oils in our food products now, and that is a step forward for public health. The problem is that the resulting surge in palm oil — the non-hydrogenated oil of choice for many food companies — has festered plenty of headaches that together pose dangers for people and the planet’s health. Organizations such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO ) are fighting the good fight, and have allies in environmental NGOs such as WWF and Rainforest Action Network (RAN). These organizations have done a remarkable job in convincing large and small companies alike to source more responsibly- and sustainably-grown palm oil. But plenty of companies remain either indifferent to the impact palm oil has on human rights and the environment, or they continue to back away from promises to reform their bus...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2017/02/palm-oil-continues-ca...

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