Palm oil

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Palm oil land grabs ‘trashing’ environment and displacing people
Growing rush for land is destroying ecosystems and disrupting lives to satisfy global demand for goods, study warns

Kaamil Ahmed

15, Nov, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Fatty acid found in palm oil linked to spread of cancer
Study on mice found palmitic acid promoted metastasis in mouth and skin cancers

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

10, Nov, 2021 @5:31 PM

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Fifth of Indonesia’s palm oil sites lie in forest estate, says Greenpeace
Report says enforcement failures have led to Unesco sites and land mapped as orangutan habitat being turned into plantations

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

21, Oct, 2021 @9:49 AM

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Food brands challenge deforestation rules in UK environment bill
New bill will enforce fines on UK-based companies that fail to cut links to illegally deforested land

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

25, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Malaysian prisoners may face 'forced labour' on palm oil plantations
Shortage of foreign workers behind plan by producers to employ inmates as a stopgap measure

Pete Pattisson

16, Sep, 2020 @10:22 AM

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National Trust and Cadbury end £7m Easter egg hunt deal
After pressure from children’s health campaigners, this year’s 260 trails will be the last

Rebecca Smithers Consumer affairs correspondent

20, Feb, 2020 @5:58 PM

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Biggest food brands 'failing goals to banish palm oil deforestation'
Commitments to phase out deforestation by 2020 are out of reach for many, reports find

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

17, Jan, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Liberia's miracle oil brings farmers only empty promises
Palm plantations are fuelling a booming international trade but the people who live on its edges feel forgotten

Rob Davies in Grand Bassa

03, Jan, 2020 @10:46 AM

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UK development bank accused of failure to safeguard Congolese workers
British-backed plantation firm vows to address claims that underpaid palm oil workers have been exposed to toxic chemicals

Karen McVeigh

25, Nov, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Shock and gnaw: rat-eating macaques 'stun' scientists
Animals act as natural pest control on Malaysia’s vast palm oil plantations, reducing crop losses from rodents

Jamie Fullerton

22, Oct, 2019 @4:27 AM

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Easter egg hunts land National Trust in a row over Cadbury’s link to rainforest loss
Two women take on heritage organisation over its contract with the chocolate maker

Tom Wall

20, Oct, 2019 @8:16 AM

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'This is daytime': bright red haze from Indonesian rainforest fires envelops city
Surreal footage shows Jambi swamped in thick cloud of pollution

Kate Lamb in Jakarta

24, Sep, 2019 @2:25 AM

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