The Dutch Product Board for Margarine, Fats and Oil (MVO) announced last week (5 November) that all palm oil used in the country would be sustainable by the end of 2015, as certified by the Roundtable...

General Mills, the US company behind brands like Haagen-Dazs ice cream and Nature Valley snack bars, has set a target of using only “palm oil from responsible and sustainable sources” by 2015.The...

Edible oils giant Cargill has entered into a supply agreement to provide Unilever’s European operations with 10,000 tonnes of sustainable palm oil. Cargill will provide the company with segregated...

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has become Australia’s first industry association to gain membership to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), the world’s leading not-for-profit...

Palm oil firm Golden Agri-Resources has struck a deal to buy Chinese noodle maker Florentina International Holdings (FIH) for CNY976m (US$142.8m).FIH, the food arm of Asia Food & Properties Limited...

The Malaysian arm of agribusiness giant Cargill is to spend US$50m on the expansion of its vegetable oil processing.Cargill Palm Products has signed an agreement to lease with the Port Klang Authority...

“Food labels should not be used as a battleground for issues as diverse as deforestation, animal welfare and human rights,” said Australian Food and Grocery Council’s (AFGC) Chief Executive...

Nestlé has announced their commitment to stop buying palm oil from companies owning or managing plantations or farms linked to rainforest destruction. This would apply to notorious Sinar Mas, a palm oil...

Six activists from the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) have protested at the executive offices of US agribusiness and food giant Cargill.The activists on 5 May chained themselves to the staircase of the...

Mandatory labelling of food products in Australia that contain palm oil would open the “floodgates” of requests from activist groups on a wide range of issues not related to the contents or...