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Tuesday, Sep 23 2014
Mongabay: Dissolving pulp: the threat to Indonesia’s forests you’ve probably never heard of
"If “dissolving pulp” evokes nothing for you, you’re not alone. Not many people have heard of it, and the very term “dissolving pulp” is so...
Saturday, Sep 20 2014
E Magazine: Palm Oil Production and Rainforest Destruction
"Most public health advocates applaud efforts by processed food producers, restaurants and fast food chains to get rid of so-called “trans fats”—partially hydrogenated oils added...
Friday, Sep 19 2014
Eco Business: US doughnut giants make deforestation-free pledge
"Doughnut giants Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme have made pledges to source deforestation-free palm oil for the sweet treats they produce – a first for...
Thursday, Sep 18 2014
NPR: Sweet - Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme Pump Up Pledge On Palm Oil
"Environmentalists say two major doughnut chains got a little sweeter this week. Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Brands have both made new commitments to source palm...
Wednesday, Sep 17 2014
Mongabay: Plantation companies agree to process to define zero deforestation commitments
"A group of palm oil and timber companies that have pledged to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains have agreed to establish a standard for...
Monday, Sep 8 2014
Tree Hugger: How rainforest destruction hides in our clothes
"Rayon is an extremely popular fabric, and is used by most major clothing brands. It’s made by a complex chemical process, but at the beginning...
Thursday, Aug 14 2014
Mongabay: ConAgra adopts greener palm oil policy
"U.S. food giant ConAgra has adopted a new sourcing policy that will exclude palm oil produced at the expense of rainforests and peatlands.  The policy,...
Wednesday, Jul 30 2014
Mongabay: Cargill to cut off suppliers who don't provide deforestation-free palm oil
"Agricultural giant Cargill, America's largest palm oil importer, will no longer buy palm oil from sources associated with deforestation, conversion of peatlands, and social conflict. The...
Tuesday, Jul 29 2014
The Guardian: On climate change, Disney is no Mickey Mouse operation
"While most of the facts in your article (Missed targets: when companies fail to keep their key sustainability promises, 21 July) were accurate, we were...
Tuesday, Jul 1 2014
Today's Dietitian: Substituting Palm Oil for Trans Fat
"The FDA’s proposal to ban trans fat has increased demand for palm oil, but is palm oil a good alternative for human health and the...