The pushback against palm oil

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SINGAPORE (Dec 7): The pushback against palm oil is escalating given the industry has been accused of widespread deforestation, transboundary pollution, displaced wildlife and even human rights abuses.

Next year, the EU will finalise a method to determine which biofuels are high-risk in terms of climate change. The EU may then stop using those high-risk crops in biofuel by 2030. While palm oil is not specifically named, fears are that...(click on link for full story on