Campaign to save tropical forests failed by food giants

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L’huile de palme certifiée en danger

Chargement de la récolte des palmiers à huile aux Philippines © AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBE

Project to create sustainable palm oil project undermined by Western firms

Western food manufacturers are buying so little sustainable palm oil that the system set up to limit damage to tropical forests caused by the world’s cheapest vegetable oil is in danger of collapse. Palm-oil producers say the industry may quit the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) because so few firms are financially backing the scheme.

The Independent

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