Palm oil group Wants UN standard for sustainable agriculture


FILE PIC: “We want the UN to be fair and create this so we can align our existing standards to be part of that agricultural sustainability standard in a way that’s recognisable and accepted,” says MPOC executive director Yusof Basiron.

KUALA LUMPUR: The United Nations should create internationally recogniSed sustainability standards that apply across all agricultural crops including palm, according to the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries, or CPOPC.

The standards should also apply to soy and European oilseeds to avoid bias that only some commodities have to meet sustainable certification, Executive Director Yusof Basiron says in an interview.

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