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'Sustainable palm oil is the best solution to deforestation'

'Sustainable palm oil is the best solution to deforestation' | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

While debate rages on the full impact of deforestation as a result of the production of palm oil, many organisations, including leading UK retailers, are making promises to eradicate this product completely, or have pledged to work with more sustainable sources and suppliers. There can be no doubt that consumers are becoming more concerned about how their spending impacts on the environment, a point which has been proven by the number of retailers making commitments to cut back on the use of palm oil or ensure the product is sourced in a sustainable fashion.

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Slow replanting of palm a blow to Indonesia's efforts on environment

Slow replanting of palm a blow to Indonesia's efforts on environment | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

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. The target of replanting 2.4 million hectares of palm grown by smallholders with quality seedlings by 2025 comes as Indonesia and Malaysia, the world's No. 2 producer, face a backlash in Western countries over the environmental toll of the edible oil.

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The demand for palm oil is huge and rising. However, palm oil cultivation is a major contributor to deforestation. Sustainable agriculture is the only way to maintain economic performance while halting the damage to the environment and farming communities. 

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