France sets out plans to tackle deforestation | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

France set out plans on Wednesday to tackle deforestation around the world, saying it would look to curb imports of products such as palm oil, soy, and beef which it said contributed to the problem of forest areas disappearing. Palm oil, a type of vegetable oil used in confectionery and other goods, is controversial because of the environmental impact of clearing forests to make way for plantations. The majority of the world's palm oil comes from Malaysia and Indonesia, where deforestation has threatened orangutan populations.