Malaysia Plans Green Palm Oil Certification Scheme- Paper
by Niluksi Koswanage (Reuters Africa) Malaysia, the word’s No.2 palm oil producer, will come up with a certification scheme to ensure the tropical oil is grown without clearing forests and destroying wildlife, a newspaper reported on Monday.
The Business Times quoted Commodities Minister Bernard Dompok as saying the Southeast Asian country had to act on its own, signalling it was responding to growing scrutiny by green groups and activists.
“This is at a preliminary stage,” Dompok said during a working visit to promote Malaysian commodities in Australia.
“But we will go ahead because the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil keeps on changing its goal posts on how to produce sustainable palm oil,” he added, referring to a body of planters and green groups tasked with certifying green palm oil. READ MORE