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Palm oil watchdog to wield stick to get consumer goods giants to go green
A palm oil industry watchdog will adopt rules next month that will impose fines on consumer goods companies like Unilever and Nestle if they don’t start buying more green palm oil to help curb deforestation in Southeast Asia, the regulating body said.
Malaysia's Mahathir says linking palm oil to deforestation 'baseless'
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday said linking the production of palm oil to deforestation was “baseless, unfair and unjustified”, and that the industry has grown responsibly.
Slow replanting of palm a blow to Indonesia's efforts on environment
An ambitious scheme to replant about a fifth of the land under palm oil in Indonesia is running far behind schedule, marking a blow to efforts by the world’s top producer to lift yields and fend off attacks on the sustainability of the crop.
Iran palm oil market is expected to reach $648.4m by 2025
Iran palm oil market is expected to reach $648.4 million by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc.
Three officers shot, two fatally, in Palm Springs, California
Two police officers have been killed and another one injured in an exchange of gunfire in Palm Springs, California, authorities say.
Indonesia to ban new palm oil plantations
Indonesia is taking steps to ban new palm oil operations after forest fires in the country last year were partly blamed on the industry’s expansion, but producers warn the move could affect the economy.
Palm skin could be turned into touchscreen
It may sound like something from a far-fetched sci-fi novel — but soon you could be able to use your skin like a touchscreen.
Rice, palm oil risk to mangroves
The threat posed by the development of rice and palm oil plantations to mangroves in Southeast Asia has been underestimated, a study has suggested.
Palm oil alternative could avert devastation
Engineers and scientists are working to produce the first yeast-based alternative to palm oil on an industrial scale, which could help avoid the environmental devastation often caused by the expansion of plantations.

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