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29/1/2014
In the very late hours of what had been a long Singapore day, on 5 December 2013, global palm oil giant Wilmar quietly posted a press release on its website.It announced a far-reaching new policy commitment – no deforestation, no ...   
12/12/2013
EU energy ministers on Thursday failed to agree on a compromise deal to limit the use of transport fuels made from food crops, which critics say pushes up food prices and can do more harm than good to the environment. The European ...   
11/12/2013
EU energy ministers on Thursday failed to agree on a compromise deal to limit the use of transport fuels made from food crops, which critics say pushes up food prices and can do more harm than good to the environment. EU Energy ...   
12/8/2013
Forget hi-tech stocks or shares in fast-growth pharma. Farming is where the clever money is heading these days. With the world enjoying the longest agricultural commodity boom since the second world war, billions of investment dollars are ...   
12/11/2012
Palm oil is on a lot of people’s minds. In Indonesia, the industry is booming, with $19.7 billion of crude palm oil exports in 2011. But expanding oil palm plantations have taken their toll on remaining forests and other natural habitats in ...   
15/10/2012
Tiny Columbus, New Mexico (population, 1,678) is hot, flat and uncrowded -- an ideal place to launch a new green revolution in agriculture. That, in essence, is what a well-funded startup company called Sapphire Energy wants to do: It is turning ...   
17/9/2012
European targets to replace fossil fuels with biofuels are contributing to spikes in food prices and global hunger, according to the latest analyis by Oxfam. The aid organisation is calling for EU energy ministers meeting in Cyprus on ...   
21/11/2011
Supermarkets and food companies are improving how they source palm oil, a key ingredient in half of all packaged foods – but not fast enough to prevent further environmental damage, according to the World Wildlife Fund. The WWF's Palm ...   
16/7/2011
The price of some food has almost doubled in a year, forcing tens of millions into poverty. Photograph: Romas Foord for the Observer Dig up your lawn and plant your flowerbeds with spuds. Marry a farmer. Buy land. The United Nations, ...   
27/5/2011
Solazyme pumps up pricing for $198m biofuel IPO Company announces IPO will be offered at $18 a share, ahead of expected listing later today One of the largest clean tech IPOs of this year is set to get underway, after California ...   
3/5/2011
A farmer smiles as he surveys his 25-acre palm plantation in the steamy hill country near the Venezuelan border. Government support for biodiesel has spurred a robust demand for palm oil that has put 50 percent more income into the ...   
2/5/2011
A farmer smiles as he surveys his 25-acre palm plantation in the steamy hill country near the Venezuelan border. Government support for biodiesel has spurred a robust demand for palm oil that has put 50 percent more income into the ...   
8/2/2011
Breakthrough? Controversial palm oil company signs rainforest pact Oil palm and logged over rainforest in Sabah, Malaysia. Photo by Rhett A. Butler 2008. One of the world's highest profile and most controversial palm oil ...   
25/1/2011
Oil palm plantations in Sabah, Malaysia. The palm oil industry maintains its product is "greening the planet" but the reality is more complex. The commercial shows a typical office setting. A worker sits drearily at a desk, shredding ...   
12/12/2010
The loneliest man at the Cancun climate conference? It just might be Alan Oxley of the group World Growth. Why? Oxley and his people are advocating deforestation. Or as they like to call it, "land conversion." What is really ...   
4/11/2010
The Netherlands has committed to only using palm oil certified under the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) by 2015, providing a huge boost for the certification standard which aims to improve the social and environmental performance of ...   
5/5/2010
Palm oil producers from Malaysia said Wednesday they had formed a coalition with their counterparts in Indonesia to counter intensified campaigns that blame the industry for rapid deforestation. The Indonesia-Malaysia Palm Oil Group ...   
4/3/2010
Palm oil plantations play a major role in the growing problems of deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions in Indonesia and tropical woodlands around the world. Last week's gathering of the International Conference on Oil Palm and Environment ...   
7/1/2010
Trouble for Palm Oil, Asia Sentinel
Palm oil, the world's cheapest cooking oil and a versatile product that is used in everything from biofuels to chocolate chip cookies, has always been under fire from various quarters, first allegedly because of its adverse effect on cholesterol ...   
9/12/2009
As Finnish energy major Neste Oil scales up production of its ‘green’ diesel NExBTL, environmental activists fear that more land will go under palm oil plantations at the expense of Southeast Asia’s threatened rainforests. Palm oil is ...   
10/8/2009
LUSH Cosmetics, a leading cosmetics-maker, will no longer use palm oil due to environmental concerns over its production. LUSH, which is now selling a palm oil-free soap, has launched a two-pronged campaign to make consumers aware of the ...   
1/5/2009
Victims of the oil rush, Independent (UK)
A cooking oil that is driving the destruction of the rainforests, displacing native people and threatening the survival of the orangutan is present in dozens of Britain's leading grocery brands, an investigation by The Independent has ...   
1/2/2009
Unilever, the world's largest buyer of palm oil, would publicly call for a moratorium on deforestation by Indonesian growers of the coveted oil used in food, soaps, detergents, cosmetics and biofuel. The expansion of oil palm plantations is ...   
30/11/2008
Ezekiel Asimba's 25-acre farm lies deep within a tropical rainforest, within view of an active volcano, but the palm oil that he and other growers produce will leave this remote island on cargo ships owned by Minnetonka-based Cargill Inc., ...   
6/10/2008
Unilever, the food and consumer goods group, has thrown its weight behind moves to scrap mandatory biofuel targets and subsidies. It is backing recommendations being made today to Commonwealth finance ministers at their annual meeting in St Lucia ...   

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