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sustainable palm oil labelling
Last Post 03/10/2016 08:09:56 by judee. 2 Replies.
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LauraB
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07/11/2015 13:04:01
    I took a subscription to EC to get clarity on palm oil but I'm afraid the recent issue only went so far.

    Lots of products are claiming to have sustainable palm oil in them, but without any sort of certification. The RTSPO website doesn't help much either.

    Who are the main players in palm oil production globally and in the sustainable market? What does a sustainable palm oil company look like - how does it do things differently to the unsustainable ones?
    ruthstruth
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    29/02/2016 13:50:48
    Apologies your query wasn't spotted earlier, and that the recent issue on palm oil wasn't able to give all the answers - it is a confusing subject. Did you see our RSPO FAQs? www.ethicalconsumer.org/ethicalreports/palmoilreport/rspofaqs.aspx
    From what we've seen, not many companies use the RSPO logo on their products, but if they say they use 'sustainable' palm oil, or support sustainable palm oil, it should mean they are using one of the RSPO's mechanisms when sourcing their ingredients. This could be Segregated, Mass Balance or Book & Claim. Again see the FAQs for more explanation.
    We have focussed on the manufacturers using palm oil. If you want to know more about the producers, perhaps look at www.sustainablepalmoil.org/spott/
    judee
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    03/10/2016 08:09:56
    Palm oil is a type of eatable vegetable oil got from the product of the oil palm tree. Beforehand the second-most generally created palatable oil, after soybean oil, 28 million metric tons were delivered worldwide in 2004[1]. It might have now surpassed soybean oil as the most broadly delivered vegetable oil on the planet http://www.assignmentland.co.uk/
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