CHINA IS THE LEADING CONSUMER OF OIL PALM
The Rainforest Action Network (RAN) posted an article about the current pressures focused on Cargill in the USA (discussed further in a previous post), to stop their dirty and dangerous practices of developing oil palm plantations in the rich tropical rainforests of Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea.
The main points of the article are to:
- Encourage Cargill to adopt a global forest policy
- Get Chinese producers and consumers on-board with sustainable palm oil practices ASAP
- Encourage new policy and advocacy strategies (to push China's oil palm lobbying towards responsible oil palm growing development to meet their growing demand for oil palm products).
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