Amazon Palm Oil News

Could palm oil help save the Amazon?

This article is a longer version of story that appeared at Yale e360: In Brazil, Palm Oil Plantations Could Help Preserve Amazon. For years now, environmentalists have become accustomed to…

Sales of RSPO-certified palm oil surge 225%

Sales of palm oil certified under the leading sustainability standard surged 225 percent in 2010, suggesting growing consumer interest in more responsibly-sourced palm oil. The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil…

Malaysian palm oil targets the Amazon

Update: Did Malaysia cancel plans for palm oil development in the Amazon? Malaysia's Land Development Authority FELDA will soon break ground on a joint venture with a Brazilian firm to…