The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has banned Golden Agri Resources (GAR) – one of the world’s largest palm oil companies – from acquiring or developing any new areas in Indonesia until a complaint by the Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) has been resolved.
An obesity crisis of enormous proportions will face Europe by 2030, according to latest projections released by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe at the European Congress on Obesity in the Czech Republic from 6-9 May.
Italian forestry officials have begun felling infected olive trees in the Salento region of Apulia, southern Italy, following a controversial proposal by the European Commission (EC) to cut down 11M olive trees in the region to contain the spread of the deadly Xylella fastidiosa bacterium.
Following an announcement in March 2015 in which the European Parliament approved a new law allowing individual member states to ban the growing of genetically modified (GM) crops, there are reported yesterday that the European Commission (EC) has proposed to extend this process to imports of GM material, the EuropeanVoice reported.
Organisers of the 15th European Fat Processors and Renderers Association (EFPRA) Congress in Poland are urging participants to sign up now for the event as registration is available only until 31 March.