Posts Tagged with "Malaysian Palm Oil Council"

Is Dr. Oz Shilling for the Malaysian Palm Oil Mafia?

Monday, February 4, 2013

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Is Dr. Oz Shilling for the Malaysian Palm Oil Mafia?

The public controversy around “America’s Doctor” is heating up. You may have noticed, for instance, the feature article in the most recent issue of New Yorker magazine titled “The Operator: is the most trusted doctor in America doing more harm than good?” As we recently reported, Dr. Oz, a TV personality who advocates healthy living [...]

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Go Nederlands! Dutch Government Rejects Bogus, “Certified Sustainable” Timber From Malaysia

Monday, October 31, 2011

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Go Nederlands! Dutch Government Rejects Bogus, “Certified Sustainable” Timber From Malaysia

Environmental and human rights groups in the Netherlands are welcoming the Dutch government’s rejection of the Malaysian Timber Certification Scheme (MTCS) for failure to meet minimal accepted sustainability principles. The ruling from the Ministry of Environment found that the MTCS fails to recognize or uphold the rights of Indigenous peoples and certifies timber from the [...]

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Abandon Ship! Even The Palm Oil Industry Is Distancing Itself From Alan Oxley’s Lies

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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Abandon Ship! Even The Palm Oil Industry Is Distancing Itself From Alan Oxley’s Lies

You might not believe it, but apparently there is a point beyond which even the palm oil industry isn’t willing to stretch the truth. And Alan Oxley just blew right past it. Last November, Alan Oxley was called out by a dozen scientists from leading academic and research institutions around the world for promoting industrial [...]

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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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Failures And Unanswered Questions At The RSPO

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Today was the final day of the 8th Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia. Many controversial and heated issues were hashed out at the four-day gathering as the different interests — which include palm oil producers, processors, traders, retailers, banks, and environmental and social NGOs — battled to be heard. The [...]

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Time Is Running Out Fast for the Orangutan

Thursday, July 22, 2010

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On July 15th and 16th at an upscale resort off the coast of Bali, executives from some of the companies that represent the two main threats to the survival of orangutans, deforestation for pulp & paper and palm oil expansion, converged with Indonesian and Malaysian government officials as well as NGOs. The topic of discussion? [...]

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