Posts Tagged with "peatland"

First Reported RSPO Certified Palm Oil in North America

Friday, March 4, 2011

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First Reported RSPO Certified Palm Oil in North America

Last week, a huge milestone for the palm oil industry went largely unnoticed: The first ever batch of 100% Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)-certified, segregated palm oil made it’s way into North America, arriving at a New Orleans port and destined for the supply chains of various U.S. companies. According to news sources, the [...]

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Some Notes On the New GAR Policy and Implementation

Friday, March 4, 2011

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Some Notes On the New GAR Policy and Implementation

As we applaud the new forest conservation policy announced by Sinar Mas subsidiary Golden Agri Resources, it’s important to remember that the big challenge facing palm oil traders like Cargill, watchdog groups, and international customers is to make sure that GAR’s promises to protect Indonesian rainforests on paper are turned into real change on the [...]

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Habitat for Humanity Should Cut its Ties with Asia Pulp and Paper

Friday, January 28, 2011

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Habitat for Humanity Should Cut its Ties with Asia Pulp and Paper

It’s disappointing that Habitat for Humanity — a group I have a lot of admiration for — didn’t do its homework before partnering with Indonesia’s most destructive pulp and paper company, Asia Pulp and Paper. Not only is Habitat getting used to fuel APP’s massive PR machine, but Habitat is soiling its own reputation and [...]

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