Why traceability is not all good news for palm oil
18 Aug 22
This week: Palm oil company Musim Mas's director of sustainability Olivier Tichit, and assistant professor of environmental policy at ETH Zürich Rachael Garrett, talk about the evolving role of smallholder farmers in supplying the palm oil sector, and the risks that some farmers may be excluded from certain markets as buyers and brands demand ever-greater supply chain traceability.
Plus: fruit pickers for UK supermarkets found to be paying recruitment fees; UN oceans treaty on the horizon; implications of new US climate legislation; and, lab-based palm alternative to come to market, in the news digest.
And, Innovation Forum’s Hanna Halmari gives an update on how November’s sustainable landscapes and commodities conference is coming together.