Index, February 29, 2016

RSPO’s physical certified sustainable palm oil hits record sales for January 2016
Sales of physical Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) have increased by a whopping three-fold as end of January 2016; recording a 162% surge for the physical uptake of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) CSPO as compared with January 2015, January 6, 2014

FoodNavigator predicts top five industry drivers in 2014
As the New Year dawns, FoodNavigator predicts the top five drivers of the European food industry in the year ahead., March 28, 2012

Dutch palm oil – 21% sustainable
Use of RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) has seen growth in the Netherland’s and it now represents 21% of all palm oil used in the country’s food industry, according to a report released by the Dutch Task Force on Sustainable Palm Oil.

The Star, March 7, 2012

Huge opportunities in palm oil
United Plantations Bhd vice-chairman and executive director Datuk Carl Bek-Nielsen said that according to the World Bank, the number of people who consume oils and fats would grow to 1.2 billion by 2030.

The Star, February 11, 2012

Advocating green practices
SUSTAINABILITY is the key to the continued success of Malaysia’s thriving palm oil industry.
Currently, there is a steady trend among palm oil operators to advocate sustainability through optimal usage of natural resources and their biomass waste products.

The Star, February 10, 2012

Malaysia is top CSPO producer
Certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) has grown to 11% of global crude palm oil production, with Malaysia leading the pack., January 31, 2012

Belgian food industry mimics Dutch 2015 palm oil pledge
All palm oil designated for the Belgian market will be produced based on the sustainability criteria of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) by 2015, claims a new pledge from the food sector in that country.

The Star, October 21, 2011

United Plantations plans more biogas plants
TELUK INTAN: United Plantations Bhd (UP) plans to add more biogas plants in one or two years at its palm oil mills in Malaysia and Indonesia to save energy cost and reduce fossil fuel., September 29, 2011

Dutch proposal to end EU duty on sustainable palm oil gains momentum
A call from the Netherlands to end European import duty on sustainably produced palm oil has been welcomed by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). The proposal is designed to encourage the uptake of sustainable palm oil by offsetting some of the added costs., June 10, 2011

Launches on ethical platform have almost doubled since 2008
The percentage of new foods and drinks launched with an ‘ethical positioning’ has almost doubled since 2008, despite the premium price tag often attached to these products, according to Innova Market Insights., June 1, 2011

Palm oil logo will serve as call to action, RSPO
A new logo allows confectionery, biscuit and other food producers show their commitment to sustainable palm oil, which in turn will boost global demand, says the RSPO., May 6, 2011

Building consumer awareness about GM foods
The non-GMO symbol is a useful reference point for consumers, many of whom still have gaps in their knowledge of genetically modified (GM) foods, according to natural and organic food companies.


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