An article on Palm Oil Monitor last week made false allegations against the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), claiming we are being funded by UK AID to help further a fictitious European Union policy seeking to undermine Indonesian farmers by stopping them from exporting palm oil to the EU
Analysis by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Indonesian partners Kaoem Telapak reveals Indonesia is not set to fundamentally improve its palm oil standards.
When we buy our sugar, coffee, chocolate, leather, burgers, soy milk or wooden garden chairs we may be helping to fund deforestation. It's estimated that 53 per cent of those areas cleared in recent decades have been for agricultural commodities, as a result the EU has become a major driver of deforestation
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has delayed signing a new regulation on Indonesia’s Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) standard after NGOs raised concerns that it will weaken not strengthen its credibility. He did, however, sign into force a moratorium halting new palm oil plantation permits being issued for the three years