Posts Tagged with "palm kernel oil"

Setting the Record Straight: Cargill and Tripa Forest Controversy

Monday, May 7, 2012

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Setting the Record Straight: Cargill and Tripa Forest Controversy

Although there are no major fires still tearing through the Tripa peat forest in Sumatra — the densest remaining Sumatran orangutan habitat in the world — updates from our allies on the ground tell us that Tripa is still gravely at risk. With one or two small fires still breaking out each day, combined with ongoing [...]

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Valentine Candy Alert

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Valentine Candy Alert

Did you buy chocolates today for someone you love? Take a quick second to scan the ingredients for palm oil and palm kernel oil. These controversial ingredients are no symbol of love. A majority of the world’s palm oil comes from Indonesia and Malaysia, where thriving rainforests—home to ancient Indigenous communities, majestic creatures, and flora [...]

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Palm Oil’s Dirty Secret: The Many Ingredient Names For Palm Oil

Thursday, September 22, 2011

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Palm Oil’s Dirty Secret: The Many Ingredient Names For Palm Oil

Did you see the palm oil infographic we released today? I hope so! If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out. Were you shocked to find out that palm oil is in half of the products in your pantry? Yep, that’s right, palm oil is in roughly 50% of all packaged goods, from cookies, [...]

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What is Sustainable Palm Oil? Part Three

Friday, August 5, 2011

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What is Sustainable Palm Oil? Part Three

This is the third and final installment in a series of posts that endeavors to answer a simple question: What is sustainable palm oil? The answer, of course, is anything but simple. The first blog post in this series explored the weaknesses of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the dominant certification standard for [...]

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Cargill: Too Little Too Late

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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Cargill: Too Little Too Late

Today, Cargill updated its palm oil commitments. While it’s significant that Cargill has committed to a global baseline of RSPO certification, the RSPO in its current form does not guarantee that certified palm oil entering U.S. consumer brands is free of ties to deforestation, climate change, species extinction, human or Indigenous rights violations, and/or slave [...]

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