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Olam rejects green washing and 'black box' palm oil claims

By Niamh Michail

Agri-food giant Olam has defended its palm oil operations against accusations they are a 'black box' of secrecy that funnels palm oil linked to deforestation from rogue traders to global brands like Unilever and Nestlé. 

Demand for PET packaging reached 12m tonnes in 2010, says Sohar CEO

Oman plans $600m PET packaging factory

By Eliot Beer

Oman’s Ompet is set to open a new US$600m PET beverage packaging factory, capable of producing 250,000 tonnes of bottles a year, by 2016.

Bunge is the largest buyer of palm oil from the Malaysian state of Sarawak

Bunge commits to deforestation-free palm oil

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Agribusiness giant Bunge is the latest multinational company to commit to deforestation-free palm oil supply – going beyond the requirements for RSPO membership.

Cargill has called on the RSPO to renew its principals

RSPO needs to broaden its principles: Cargill

By Rod Addy

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has been called on to renew its principles on zero deforestation, land development and rights by Cargill Refined Oils Europe.

Rushi, J-Oil and Toyota form edible oil super-corporation in India

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Rushi, J-Oil and Toyota form edible oil super-corporation in India

By RJ Whitehead

Ruchi Soya, one of India's biggest food companies has entered into a joint-venture with J-Oil, Japan's leading edible oil business, and Toyota Tsusho Corporation, the global trading firm. The aim of the partnership is to develop and manufacture...

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