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UK supermarket Iceland pledges no palm oil in its own-brand products
by Serena Chaudhry

Thomson Reuters Foundation    Translate This Article
10 April 2018

On 10 April 2018 Thomson Reuters Foundation reported: British supermarket chain Iceland said on Monday (9 April) it would remove palm oil from its own-brand food by the end of 2018 as part of efforts to stem deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia and help species under threat of extinction. In January, privately-owned Iceland pledged to eliminate plastic packaging from its own-brand products by the end of 2023 -- a first by a major British grocer. Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the fields of business and science, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.

The $62 billion palm oil industry has been plagued by concerns about deforestation and rights abuses in countries such as Indonesia, the world's biggest producer. Palm oil is used in products from snacks and soaps to cosmetics and biofuels.

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