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Indonesia lifts export ban on palm oil after protests


Indonesia plans to lift the export ban on palm oil at the beginning of next week. This was announced by President Joko Widodo in Jakarta on Thursday. Hundreds of farmers had previously protested against the export ban. Exports would resume from Monday, as edible oil is now widely available at ...


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Indonesia announces palm oil export ban


Indonesia, the world's largest producer of the coveted vegetable raw material, wants to combat shortages and rising prices in its own country with an export ban on palm oil. The export ban is to come into force next Thursday, President Joko Widodo announced late Friday evening. When the market in ...


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Are saturated fats harmful?

Palm oil put to the test: None of its specific components endangers our health


With many food manufacturers returning to palm oil due to the sudden shortage of sunflower oil, consumers and policy makers want to understand the impact of saturated fats in their daily diets. Palm oil was previously displaced because it contains some saturated fat. "No palm oil" or "low ...


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Greenpeace criticises food company Mondelez over palm oil


On the third largest island in the world, Borneo, the habitat for orangutans is becoming smaller and smaller due to the palm oil industry. The environmental organization Greenpeace published a study on Tuesday according to which 70,000 hectares of rainforest on the island were cleared within two ...


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