The Palm Scribe

Is Indonesia Ready to Produce Healthier Palm Oil?

The European Union has already passed a regulation setting a ceiling for the content of glycidyl…

A Throwback to Suharto days with journalist’s detention in Central Kalimantan 

Reading news reports on what had befallen an American citizen working for the environmental news portal…

Activists Welcome New Indonesia Oil Palm Plantation Data but Want Follow Ups

A number of environmental and labor activists on Tuesday (21/1) welcomed new data on Indonesian oil…

Forum Seeks to Help Industries Prepare to Meet 3-MCPD and GE Ceiling Levels

With a policy of the European Union limiting the level of two food contaminants in oils…

RSPO, GGGI to Collaborate on Promoting Sustainable Palm Oil

The world’s most recognized sustainable palm oil certification body, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)…

Indonesian Palm Oil Growers Hail Mandatory B30 program

The Association of Indonesian Palm Oil Grower (APKASINDO) welcomes the mandatory use of the B30, a…

NGOs Are Important in Monitoring Plantation Firms’ Compliance on Human Rights

Through the Responsible and Sustainable Palm Oil in Indonesia (Resbound), Program, a foundation is providing training…

Drones Boost Sustainability in Oil Palm Plantations

“Those who have ever tried to walk across a High Conservation Value (HCV) area would understand…

Monkey Business is Good for Palm Oil Plantations

Photo: Nadine Ruppert A recent scientific study is showing that keeping the habitat of forests near…

Environmental activists: Coordination and Leadership Sorely Lacking in Implementation of Palm Oil Moratorium

Lack of coordination and leadership, both at the national level and in the regions have been…