Friday, February 12, 2010

Breaking News-RTRS-EU demand rising for non-rain forest palm oil

HAMBURG, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Europe is raising imports of palm oil certified as produced without destroying tropical rain forests, the head of Germany's edible oil industry association OVID said on Thursday.
About 120,000 tonnes of palm oil certified under the programme Round Table for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) had been traded in January, representing 98 percent of sustainable palm oil production, OVID chief executive Petra Sprick told Reuters.

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