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Can 'Big Brother' technology clean up palm oil's image?


  • Palm Oil
  • Tuesday, 12 Feb 2019

Bottom left: Nestle Global Responsible Sourcing Leader, Palm Oil & Seafood, Emily Kunen speaks during an interview with Reuters in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia January 30, 2019. - Reuters

Bottom left: Nestle Global Responsible Sourcing Leader, Palm Oil & Seafood, Emily Kunen speaks during an interview with Reuters in Bahau, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia January 30, 2019. - Reuters

LONDON: Some of the world's major palm oil users, including Nestle, Unilever, and Mondelez, are trying out new satellite technology to track deforestation, as pressure grows on them to source the ingredient responsibly.

They say the monitoring systems allow them to target people felling trees in producing countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, where forests are shrinking, more efficiently than policing supply chains on the ground.

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