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Food firms risk exposure over non-sustainable palm oil

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By Rod Addy+

11-Jun-2014
Last updated the 11-Jun-2014 at 18:37 GMT

Food manufacturers that don’t use purely sustainable palm oil supplies risk being named and shamed on social media, the WWF has warned.

In this exclusive video for FoodManufacture.co.uk the WWF’s palm oil lead Adam Harrison said species such as orangutans, tigers, rhinos and elephants and their habitats – the Congo Basin, Borneo rainforest and the Amazon – were effected by non-sustainable palm oil production and businesses that contributed to this risked being exposed.

“A commodity that is having a negative impact on these places and species is something companies really need to do something about,” he added.

‘Expose people’

“They have to manage and minimise those risks because it is very easy now to expose people through social networks and media around the world and tell a bad story.”

Watch this video to find why Harrison said firms could be a force for positive change and what barriers were preventing them doing this.

In this video he also shared what the WWF was doing to develop sustainable palm oil supplies.

Harrison was speaking following the European Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil in London last week.

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Named and shamed on social media

Not using purely sustainable palm oil may have you face the heat on social media, warns WWF.
Which seems about right.

Surprisingly, Greenpeace even shamed those big brands already committed to sustainable palm oil. Go figure.
Cyber bullying at an international NGO level.

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Posted by Elanor
11 June 2014 | 17h52

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