Rainforest Agriculture News

Greening the world with palm oil?

This article—written in April 2010, updated in August 2010, and posted for the first time today—is part of larger "Fate of Forests" series. The commercial shows a typical office setting.…

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…

The ultimate bike trip: the Amazon rainforest

An interview with Doug Gunzelmann. Like all commercial roads through rainforests, the 5,300 kilometer long Rodovia Transamazonica (in English, the Trans-Amazonia), brought two things: people and environmental destruction. Opening once-remote…
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