Retailers' concerns ignored in review of palm oil standards

October 2012
ENDS (Environmental Data Services);Oct2012, Issue 453, p19
The article reports that revisions to Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) rules do not include greenhouse gas emissions, pesticides and peatland requirements called for by buyers and retailers in Europe. According to environmental groups, the RSPO draft revised rules are insufficient when it comes to meeting various groups' recommendations. They add that revisions are particularly insufficient when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions caused by deforestation and peat land clearance.


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