Palm Oil

Indonesian teen raped by her brother jailed for abortion

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A 15-year-old Indonesian girl who was raped by her brother has been sentenced to six months in prison for having an abortion, …


Chester Zoo welcomes the largest member of the pigeon family

The Victoria crowned pigeon is similar in size to a turkey when fully grown


Young, rich and ambitious: Nigeria's 'gentleman farmers' - SABC News - Breaking news, special reports, world, business, sport coverage of all South African current events. Africa's news leader.

“Come, I’ll show you what a potential billion dollars looks like,” said P.J. Okocha, opening the door of a small, modern house in southern Nigeria to …

News (South Africa)

Indonesia girl jailed for abortion after being raped by brother

A 15-year-old Indonesian girl who was raped by her older brother has been jailed for six months for having an abortion, an official said on Saturday.<p>The girl was sentenced on Thursday alongside her 17-year-old brother in a closed hearing at Muara Bulian district court on the island of Sumatra, the …

Women's News

Not Radical Islam, But Gold Fever Threatens Indonesia's Stability

<i>Authored by Marjolein Van Pagee via Oriental Review,</i><b>Last May,</b> headlines worldwide paid attention to the <b>suicide attacks in Surabaya, Indonesia.</b> …


Liberia's biggest palm oil project quits eco-certification scheme

MONROVIA, July 21 (Reuters) - Liberia’s largest palm oil company, Golden Veroleum, has quit a global eco-certification scheme in response to accusations from a global watchdog that it failed to get consent from communities before expanding onto their lands, the firm said.<p>The Roundtable on …

Oil & Gas Industry

7 Simple Ways to Eat More Sustainably

Often eating healthy is attached to a hefty price tag. But sometimes we overlook that eating healthy leads to eating sustainably, and eating …


'This is a last hold-out': Son of a murdered farmer in Colombia

I want to continue this. My dad raised me to care for nature. We planted these trees together Ramón Bedoya<p>The bullet-proof 4x4 is speeding through the countryside of western Colombia with two armed bodyguards, reggaeton is blasting out from the speakers, banana trees flit past the reinforced …

Amazon Rainforest

Nine activists defending the Earth from violent assault

Individually, they are stories of courage and tragedy. Together, they tell a tale of a natural world under ever more violent assault.<p>The portraits in this series are of nine people who are risking their lives to defend the land and environment in some of the planet’s most remote or conflict-riven …

Liberal View

Harry's Body Wash & Bar Soap

Harry’s bar soap and body wash provide a balanced clean. Both are made without any harsh ingredients, and they instantly bubble up into a full …

Skin Care

Precious Photo of Orphaned Orangutan and Caretaker Is a Reminder of the Cost of Palm Oil

Orangutans are peaceful great apes who share around 97 percent of their DNA with humans. Their strong, long arms enable them to swing high from tree …


European market 'open to palm oil', EU ambassador in Malaysia says

The EU is open to palm oil and there is no ban on the commodity, the head of the European Union Delegation to Malaysia, ambassador Maria Castillo …

European Parliament

10 Curly Products You Can Buy in London

Now it is much easier to live in London with curly hair.

Hair Care

The Brief - No end in sight to Tory wars

British politicians will start their summer holidays next Wednesday (25 July) but the two-month recess is unlikely to bring any respite for Prime …

Hard Brexit

Taste Test: Mad Mex's Vegan Cheese Vs Real Cheese

Image: Supplied<p>Mad Mex is going full vegan, with dairy- and lactose-free cheese and organic tofu now available at all Australian restaurants. (Best …

Food (Australia)

VEGOILS-Market factors to watch July 20

VEGOILS-Market factors to watch July 20<p>The following factors are likely to influence Malaysian palm oil futures and other vegetable oil …


Baby Orangutan Found Living in a Dark Wooden Cage Is a Sad Reminder of What Palm Oil Is Doing to This Species

Conservationists in West Borneo have rescued a sick baby orangutan from a bleak and dangerous life in captivity as a pet. The young animal was being …


Driving positive change for forests and people of the Greater Mekong By Thibault Ledecq, Regional…

<b>Driving positive change for forests and people of the Greater Mekong</b><i><br>By Thibault Ledecq, Regional Forest Lead, WWF-Greater Mekong</i><p>I like to say that in …


Indonesia morning news for July 19

Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes |<p><i>Kediri to develop US$347 million airport</i><br>The Committee for the Acceleration of Priority Infrastructure Delivery …


I Tried TruWomen Protein Bars, and They Taste Like Dessert

The protein bar industry is worth more than $800 million. The little prepackaged treats are the ultimate convenience and often claim to be a healthy alternative to a real meal while on the go. I, luckily enough, have tried just about every bar on shelves and am constantly claiming I found "the one" …


Rajkot Oilseeds Complex Open- JUL 19, 2018

Rajkot Oilseeds Complex Open- JUL 19, 2018<p>Rajkot Oilseed Complex Open- July 19<p>* Edible oil prices were mixed in the early trades.<p>* Groundnut oil …


State of change: How the Irish Government is supporting a green energy sector

Minister for the Environment and Climate Action Denis Naughten is adamant the State will play its part in a green revolution

Renewable Energy

Palm oil from Indonesia's shrinking forests taints global brands: report

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Palm oil sourced from illegally cleared rainforest areas in Indonesia has flowed through traders to major consumer goods brands despite widespread commitments to cease purchases of non-sustainable oil, a new report says.<p>A helicopter carrying a water bucket is seen after dropping …


How to make your bathroom 100% plastic-free: Best environmentally-friendly beauty and hygiene products

Try these plastic-free beauty, hygiene and cleaning ranges.<p><b>From toothpaste tubes to shampoo bottles, our bathrooms are heaving with plastic products and, saddened by the statistic that only 9 per cent</b> <b>of the plastic ever made has been recycled, we need to start making changes.</b><p>With the help of the …


The Nigerian Women Turning to a Different Kind of Oil to Tackle Economic Inequality

In the Niger Delta, women are processing palm oil, instead of crude, to provide for their families. However, the environmental impacts of palm oil …


The delights of São Tomé and Príncipe

From castaway beaches to exquisite chocolate, the remote African island nation of São Tomé and Príncipe has attractions to rival the world’s best.<p>Rainforest cloaks 90 per cent of the island of Príncipe, tumbling down from its volcanic peaks to trespass on the coves that crease<br>its northern coast. …


Things To Look For When Buying Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is a storehouse of nutrients such as niacin, folate, vitamin E among many others. High in fibre and proteins, it fuels body with …


Malaysia to implement B10 biodiesel programme by mid-2019

KUALA LUMPUR, July 18 (Reuters) - Malaysia will implement a higher biodiesel mandate from the second half of 2019, raising the minimum bio-content local producers must put in biodiesel to 10 percent from the current 7 percent, in a move to support palm oil prices.<p>The higher biodiesel blending …


Inflationary pressures, led by crude, expected to hurt FMCG companies

To be sure, inflationary pressures aid value growth, important for the FMCG companies


Resistances to cap the upside in MCX Crude Palm Oil

The Crude Palm Oil (CPO) prices are under pressure. The Crude Palm Oil futures contract on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) have been on a strong do

Business (India)