Monday, 30 March 2009

Palm oil and the USA's connection

You might recall me mentioning recently how USA conservation groups were not doing enough (barely anything in fact) to raise awareness of palm oil's cost to the environment in Malaysia and Indonesia.

As far as I am aware unlike the EU which is bringing in legislation to ensure only sustainable palm oil enters the EU market, in America 'it's business as usual'. Which means the USA along with India, Pakistan and China are all part of the problem as they will take any palm oil - and no questions asked. And this makes the USA a big part of the problem instead of the solution.

Let's be clear about this: The USA has the largest and most wealthy environmental groups in the world and together they are doing less than some individuals in the EU and Australia.

the following two articles illustrate what I have been saying for some time.