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The 10 big issues for 2016

SUGAR AND supply chains, pay rises and publicity: the topics that’ll dominate the industry’s agenda in the new year.                   1 Guns stay fixed on sugar   Sugar leapfrogged salt and saturated fat as public (health) enemy number B one in 2015, with more evidence emerging of its…
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Palm oil schemes “dodgy”

THE AUDITORS behind the influential Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil certification scheme are producing fraudulent reports, according to a new investigation. Research by the Environmental Investigation Agency and Grassroots also suggested that some of the scheme’s auditors are failing to identify indigenous land rights claims or cases of trafficked labourers being used in plantations.  …
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Spreading the news

NUTELLA'S UNDESERVED criticism from the French environment minister suggests that brands could do more to highlight their progress on sustainable palm oil argues David Burrows. It's not often that the likes of Greenpeace will jump to defence of a multinational food company, but it made an exception for Ferrero. The confectionery firm’s Nutella spread was thrust…
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Palm oil progress

DEMAND IS growing for sustainable oil but many companies still aren't doing their bit.                     Demand for Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) is outstripping supply for the first time. New data from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) also shows that the gap between sustainable and…
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Record sales of RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil

FOR THE FIRST time, demand for Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) is rising faster than supply as sales reach more than 2.4 million metric tonnes. New data by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) revealed a record high in sales of CSPO for the first half of 2014 with total sales increasing by 48.8%.…
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New sustainable palm oil manifesto met with criticism

A NEW sustainable palm oil scheme, set up by some of the largest companies in the palm oil industry, has been criticised by environmentalists who claim it’s “greenwashing”.                           The Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto is supposed to represent an increased commitment to sustainable…
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New Cargill tool to help F&B companies assess supply chain

CARGILL HAS announced it is launching a new assessment tool to help food and beverage customers assess and quantify risks and opportunities in their supply chain.   The new tool is designed to help Cargill and its customers take action on responsible sourcing issues that may impact their business, such as labour practices, the environment…
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Switch to sustainable palm oil saves money

PALM OIL producers that switch to sustainable production have “reaped significant return on their investment”, according to a new report by WWF.   ‘Profitably and Sustainability in Palm Oil Production’ is a first-time study that comprehensively examines the financial costs and benefits of producing sustainable palm oil under the guidelines set out by the Roundtable…
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