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April 9, 2014

Procter & Gamble has declared a commitment to no deforestation in its palm oil supply chain by improving practices with all its suppliers, including small local farmers, to ensure protection of forests, the company announced on Tuesday.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble has declared a commitment to no deforestation in its palm oil supply chain by improving practices with all its suppliers, including small local farmers, to ensure protection of forests, the company announced on Tuesday.

According to P&G, it uses very little actual palm oil in its products, but derivatives and by-products of palm oil are found in a variety of its beauty and household care products, such as detergents, shampoos, hand and body cleansers, bar soaps and color cosmetics.

April 15, 2013

Kroger announced today the company's committment to sourcing sustainable palm oil by the end of 2015 amidst the growing popularity of vegetable oil and deforestation fears.

CINCINNATI — Kroger announced today the company's committment to sourcing sustainable palm oil by the end of 2015 amid the growing popularity of vegetable oil and deforestation fears.

Kroger issued the following policy statement:

Palm oil has become the world's leading oil crop and today accounts for roughly one-third of the global vegetable oil production. This oil has grown in popularity within the food industry as a cooking oil, shortening, margarine, milk-fat replacer, and as a cocoa-butter substitute.

January 20, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a new product label to help consumers easily identify those products composed of — or partially composed of — renewable resources.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched a new product label to help consumers easily identify those products composed of — or partially composed of — renewable resources.

The voluntary product certification and labeling is for biobased products, which are those products composed wholly or significantly of such biological ingredients as renewable plant, marine or forestry materials. The label indicates that the product has been certified to meet USDA standards for a prescribed amount of biobased content.

March 9, 2010

Solazyme, a renewable oil and bioproducts company, has inked a research and development agreement with...