Posts Tagged with "GAPKI"

Indonesia Palm Oil Association Walks Out On The Roundtable On Sustainable Palm Oil

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Indonesia Palm Oil Association Walks Out On The Roundtable On Sustainable Palm Oil

It’s been a tumultuous few months for cheerleaders of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil-certified “sustainable” palm oil, and now the ground just became even more unstable. In an interesting turn of events — what some alarmists are calling “the beginning of the end” for the RSPO —  Indonesia’s Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) has walked out [...]

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What is Sustainable Palm Oil? Part Two

Friday, July 1, 2011

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What is Sustainable Palm Oil? Part Two

The first blog post in this series explored the environmental, social, transparency and enforcement weaknesses of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the dominant certification standard for palm oil companies. This post examines the colorful spectrum of positions on “sustainable” palm oil, from environmental advocacy and conservation groups to scientists and industry groups. Organizations [...]

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What is Sustainable Palm Oil? Part One

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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What is Sustainable Palm Oil? Part One

What is Sustainable Palm Oil? Part one of a three-part series. Palm oil has become an increasingly hot topic over the last year. This thick, long-lasting oil is found in almost half of all consumer goods sold in grocery stores and it is also a main driver of rainforest destruction in Indonesia and Malaysia. As [...]

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