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  • Three US Zoos Take Leadership Role in Supporting Sustainable Palm Oil Practices
  • Breakthrough" as plantation expansion rule sees palm oil company hand back community land
  • Illegal Orangutan Trader Prosecuted
  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Orangutan Team leaves for Malaysia and Indonesia, leading palm oil conservation efforts among zoos and attending the internationalRoundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil meeting
  • Demand for Certified Sustainable Palm Oil Surges 70%
  • KFC, Taco Bell, and the destruction of the rain forests
  • Palm oil labeling bill fails to pass in Australia
  • Biofuels can be dirtier than fossil fuels
  • NGOs fund plantation for small growers
  • May 2011 - Moratorium on deforestation of primary forests finally coming into play
  • March 2011 - McDonalds will join RSPO this year!
  • Palm Oil Shopping Guide - New and updated!
  • March 2011 - The War on Palm Oil - Is it possible to avoid taking sides? - Business Green - Jessica Shankleman wrestles with the environmental and ethical dilemmas presented by the global palm oil industry...
  • March 2011 - Kellogg's pledes to purchase sustainable palm oil certificates - Business Green - GreenPalm, which is operated by Hull-based Book&Claim, enables palm oil ... standards established by the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). ...
  • March 2011 - Campaign success: Indonesian palm oil company pledges to end - Wildlife Extra September 2010: Burger King drops contract with GAR and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) criticises GAR for its environmental and social ...>
  • January 2011 - Converting Palm Oil Companies from Forest Destroyers into Forest Protectors
  • January 2011 - Oil Palm Plantations Expand on Degraded Land in Amazon
  • November 2010 - Sustainable logo for palm oil launched by RSPO
  • November 2010 - Indonesia develops rival sustainable palm oil scheme
  • September 2010 - Food Giant CARGILL is sticking with rainforest-destroying palm oil supplier Sinar Mas - Nestle, Kraft, Unilever and Burger King cease trading with Sinar Mas, but Cargill continues
  • August 2010 - High costs thwart drive to clean up palm sector - Agrimoney.com - ‎17 hours ago‎ Palm oil buyers remain reluctant to pay up for ecologically-friendly palm oil despite high-profile campaigns against the likes of Sinar Mas and Ferero.
  • August 2010 - Indonesian association says RSPO certification too costly Malaysia Star - The Mass Balance supply chain model monitors the trade of RSPO certified palm oil and its derivatives throughout the entire supply chain.
  • August 2010 - Felda Is World's First RSPO Certified Smallholder
  • August 2010 - Omega 6: The Fat That's Making You Fat - FYI Living August 6, 2010
  • July 2010 - According to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) - The first shipment of palm oil certified under sustainability criteria has arrived in the United States
  • July 2010 - Article in Colorado Springs Business Journal online - Zoo's Mission takes it far outside Colorado Springs
  • July 2010 - Indonesian people will determine the ultimate fate of Indonesia's forests
  • June 2010 - Planting figs may save endangered species in Borneo
  • June 2010 - Degraded land rules key to Indonesia climate goal
  • May - June 2010 - Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Team Indonesia sets out on a trip that will put us on the ground in Indonesia and Malaysia, seeing first-hand the many facets of the Palm Oil Crisis. Follow their Indonesian discoveries on our Zoo Blog!
  • May 2010 - Indonesia has announced that a key strategy for “low carbon prosperity” is the use of degraded land
  • May 2010 - Indonesia announces moratorium on granting new forest concessions; Jeremy Hance - mongabay.com May 28, 2010
  • April 2010 - Sustainable Palm Oil Purchases Hit Record High
  • Palm Oil Valentine's Day Candy Guide - a helpful guide for consumers
  • December 2009 - Sustainable oil palm plantation conference meets in Jakarta January 2010
  • November 2009 - Certified Sustainable Palm OIl - market uptake rising to 50%
  • November 2009 - Palm Oil Buyers Score Card
  • October 2009 - Environmental Disclosures of Palm Oil Plantation Companies in Malaysia (read abstract & intro!) 
  • Palm Oil Guide to Candy & Snacks - a helpful guide for consumers
  • October 2009 - Chandler Farms YouTube Video
  • August 2009 - Cadbury removes palm oil from milk chocolate bars
  • July 2009 - Paper plan threatens orang-utan survival
  • July 2009 - U.S. to Forgive Indonesian Debt in Exchange for Conservation Plan
  • June 2009 - Palm oil-based biodiesel banned in Minnesota
  • May 2009 - Logging in Sumatra threatens orangutans & tigers
  • February 24, 2009 - The Thin Green Line Blog: Oil Wars Bring Local Victory
  • January 19, 2009 - The cost of the biofuel boom: destroying Indonesia's forests
  • December 9, 2008 - The problem with palm oil
  • December 1, 2008 - Palm oil offers no green solution, BBC News
  • December 2008 - Sustainable Furniture Guide
  • November 30, 2008 - In Search of Cheap Food, Star Tribune short movie & article
  • November 2008 - National Geographic: Borneo's Moment of Truth - FEATURE ARTICLE
  • October 2008 - UK Zoo's Palm Oil Ban Promotes Green Trade
  • August 2008 - Posted on the Orangtuan Outreach website: UK Think Tank - Climate Analysis
  • August 2008 - First Certification Awarded by RSPO
  • April 2008 - Seattle Times Article, Girl Scouts Take a Stand: Just Say No to Thin Mints
  • 2008 - Stop Using Palm Oil, Change it to Something Else - Girl Scout Troop in Houston Initiates Petition (Petition closed Sept. 3, 2008)
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