European elections put palm oil at risk

Monday, 24 June 2019 | The Jakarta Post The European parliamentary elections last month resulted in a significant and challenging outcome, especially for the palm oil industry. Both the Greens (Greens European Free Alliance) and the far-right nationalists gained additional seats, while the center-right and centerleft lost their majority. The main agenda item for the…

EU Palm Oil Usage Ban Threatens 16 Million Palm Oil Workers in IndonesiaEU Palm Oil Usage Ban Threatens 16 Million Palm Oil Workers in Indonesia

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 | www.en.netralnews.com The European Union policy to ban ban the use of palm oil as a raw material for biofuels is considered potentially threatening the survival of 16 million workers in the oil palm sector in Indonesia. The Executive Secretary of the Indonesian Palm Oil Workers Union (JAPBUSI) Network Nursanna Marpaung…

Palm oil being used as an ecopolitical pawn

Monday, 18 March 2019 | thestar.com.my DEFORESTATION, loss of bio-diversity, emission of greenhouse gases and global climate change have become the buzz words used by NGOs and other influential parties with self-interest to convince consumers to abandon the use of palm oil and turn instead to alternative vegetable oils such as sunflower, soybean and rapeseed, and…