20 Oct '11, 6pm

McDonald's joins sustainable palm oil initiative

Europe should lift duty on RSPO-certified palm oil to encourage use, says Dutch group (09/21/2011) To encourage uptake of palm oil that is less damaging to the environment, the European Union (EU) should lift the import duty on palm oil certified under Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), said a Dutch industry group. Alleged moratorium breach becomes test for RSPO (06/24/2011) An alleged breach of Indonesia's new moratorium on primary forest and peatlands conversion may prove a test for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), an eco-certification initiative. McDonald's launches new sourcing policy for palm oil, paper, beef to reduce global environmental impact (03/11/2011) McDonald's announced a far-reaching sourcing policy that could significantly reduce the fast-food giant's impact on the environment, including global forests. Yesterday McDonald's unveiled i...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1020-mcd_rspo.html

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