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UCS: 'Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto' Falls Short of a Revolution
UCS: 'Sustainable Palm Oil Manifesto' Falls Short of a Revolution

Supply Chain / The word “manifesto” rarely conjures up positive connotations. That word brings to my mind Karl Marx’s famous tome, at best, and, at worst, images of a bearded man in a remote cabin. Regardless, it’s a word most often associated with people or groups with strongly held convictions trying to shake up the status quo. It is odd then that a group of major palm oil producers and traders should use that term for a recent effort to redefine “sustainable” palm oil. - 9 years ago

Palm Oil, Deforestation and the Fast Food Industry: Would You Like a Side of Forests with That?
Palm Oil, Deforestation and the Fast Food Industry: Would You Like a Side of Forests with That?

Supply Chain / I travel a lot for my job and after long days on the road the one thing that gets me through is constancy. I pack basically the same clothes for every trip and try to keep up the same workout routine, but the one place it’s hard to keep things constant is in what I eat. While trying new foods is part of the adventure of travel, sometimes when I’m hot and tired from a few days or weeks in a country thousands of miles from home, all I want is something familiar. At times like that, I turn to American fast food and take comfort in McDonald’s golden arches, the cooling taste of a Coke ICEE from Burger King, or the morning rush of a frosted doughnut and sugar-spiked iced coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts. - 10 years ago

Palm Oil: From Plantation to Peanut Butter
Palm Oil: From Plantation to Peanut Butter

Stakeholder Trends and Insights / A couple of years ago, as I waited for my morning coffee to brew and my toast to, er, toast, I was reading the label of my peanut butter jar and had my entire organic, fair trade world thrown for a loop when I saw that my peanut butter contained palm oil.Products we buy every day contain palm oil, which is driving tropical deforestation. See our infographic (above) and get the whole story here. - 10 years ago