Palm Oil

VEGOILS-Palm sees biggest gain in three weeks on output concerns

* Palm sees first gain in three sessions<p>* Market earlier up on stronger soy, crude oil prices - trader (Updates with closing prices, quote)<p>KUALA …

Oil

EU moves to ensure more uniform food quality across states

The European Union wants to help stop food makers selling the same products but with different contents depending on which country they are put on …

Business

Endangered Malay tapir born at Edinburgh Zoo

A Malay tapir – a species that is endangered in the wild – has been born at Edinburgh Zoo.<p>The female calf, named Maya, was born to mother Sayang and …

Endangered Species

Two-thirds of Singapore brands refuse to disclose palm oil usage: WWF report

Only 10 out of 27 Singapore brands willingly disclosed details of their palm oil usage when contacted by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).<p>The …

Sustainability

Demand for biofuels is increasing global food prices, says study

Using crops for fuel is putting pressure on food prices markets says a new analysis, which calls for an end to food-based biofuels<p>Demand for biofuels made from food crops, such as palm and rapeseed oil, has led to an increase in global food prices and needs to be curbed, according to a new analysis.<p>…

Agriculture

VEGOILS-Market factors to watch September 20

The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets.<p>FUNDAMENTALS<p>* Malaysian palm oil futures …

Oil

SOS : Save Our Soils

I used to be a soldier, a journey through the European wars in Bosnia and Kosovo, then Africa and the Middle East, spanning three continents over 12 …

Agriculture

Your Definitive Guide To Oil Smoke Points

Confused about what oil to reach for? Here's the oil playbook you never knew you needed.<p>If you’ve ever stood in a grocery store aisle dumbfounded by …

Food

One Hundred Years Later, Heart of Congo Ships Oil Again

The equatorial sun pierces the forest canopy as two laborers manipulate a machete at the end of a long pole to cut hard red fruits from the top of a …

Business

Indonesia books $1.72b trade surplus in August

Indonesia's trade balance posted the highest surplus in nearly six years in August as exports picked up on the back of rebounding commodity …

Economy

Palm oil prices to fall 9 pct in Q4 on supply boost-analyst Mielke

MUMBAI, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Malaysian palm oil futures are likely to fall more than 9 percent from current levels to 2,600 ringgit ($621) a tonne in …

Oil

UPDATE 1-Asia Morning Call-Global Markets

Sept 15 (Reuters) - Stock Markets<p>Net Chng<p>Stock Markets<p>Net Chng S&P/ASX 200** 5,738.678<p>-5.556<p>NZX 50**<p>7,819.23<p>-8.20 …

Markets

Malaysia palm oil prices to fall 17 pct by Nov-Dec -analyst Fry

MUMBAI, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Benchmark Malaysian prices for crude palm oil are likely to fall nearly 17 percent from current levels by November or …

Oil

EDITORIAL: Rubber farmers cry for help

The government should look seriously into the grievances of rubber farmers who have been complaining about low prices over the last five years. True, …

Agriculture

Bunge shares slide after $946m palm oil deal

Investors punished Bunge, one of the world’s top food commodities traders, after it announced its biggest acquisition in seven years by taking an …

Bunge Buys Interest In IOI Loders Croklaan, Zero-Deforestation Policies Require Integration

Bunge buys interest in IOI Loders Croklaan which requires zero-deforestation policies.<p>Bunge needs to manage operational risk integration for upstream …

Business

Bunge to buy 70 percent stake in IOI Corp unit for $946 million

CHICAGO/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Grains trader Bunge Ltd (N:BG) said on Tuesday it would buy a 70 percent stake in a Malaysian palm oil producer for …

S&P Global

This Is the Best Makeup for Acne-Prone Skin, According to Dermatologists

Acne is the WORST. And the more you have, the more inclined you feel to layer on heavy foundation to cover it up. But sometimes your makeup can lead …

Skin Care

Sustainability Demands Collaboration

When devising a sustainability strategy, business model innovation is important, but succeeding in sustainability doesn’t stop there. Increasingly, sustainability progress depends on transforming the way entire industries function. This requires going beyond business model innovation to <i>business</i> …

Sustainability

Things you only know if you’re chief cashier at the Bank of England

…according to Victoria Cleland, 47.<p><b>There’s a £100 million note</b><p>‘The £100m note is known as the “titan” and we also have a £1m note called the “giant”. …

London

Indonesia to increase palm oil production to 42 million tons by 2020

As the world’s biggest exporter of palm oil, Indonesia plans to increase production to 42 million tons by 2020 to maintain its global lead, according …

Indonesia

VEGOILS-Market factors to watch September 8

The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets.<p>FUNDAMENTALS<p>* Malaysian palm oil futures …

Oil

Six farmers shot dead over land rights battle in Peru

The victims were targeted by a criminal gang who wanted to use their lands to grow lucrative palm oil, according to local indigenous leaders<p>Six farmers have been shot dead by a criminal gang who wanted to seize their farms to muscle in on the lucrative palm oil trade, according to indigenous Amazon …

Environment

Here's How To Make Your Hairstyle Sustainable

All you need to know.<p>Scanning the back of jars of peanut butter for palm oil, checking if apples have been grown in the UK: thinking about the …

Sustainability

UNDP launches program to improve sustainability of palm oil production

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched in New York on Wednesday a new program striving for an integrated approach to the sustainable …

Sustainability

VEGOILS-Market factors to watch September 7

The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil markets.<p>FUNDAMENTALS<p>* Malaysian palm oil futures …

Oil

NGOs, firms need constructive engagement

<b>PREMIUM</b> The emotional outbursts of the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) against international environmental NGOs, though regrettably smacking …

Candy maker Mars looks to curb greenhouse gas emissions across supply chain

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Candy manufacturer Mars Inc is aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions and address other sustainability issues across its supply chain in a bid to help meet goals from the Paris climate agreement.<p>Mars is one of a number of U.S. firms, including Walmart Stores Inc and Apple Inc, …

Business

Former WCG member tying clues of the biblical tribe of Asher to Belgium and Luxembourg

1997 Feast Location and Brussels, Belgium COGwriter Retired teacher Bert Otten, who was once part of the old WCG, sent me a paper with his reasons …

Social Goods | Forever 21's Sweatshops, Is Moisturiser Harming the Environment?

This week, garment factories in Los Angeles underpay their workers, and palm oil in beauty products is linked to greenhouse gases.<p><b>Behind a $13 shirt,</b> …

Fashion