Palm oil

  1. Palm oil warning after reports of waxy substance on beach

    Johanna Carr

    BBC News Online

    There are concerns that palm oil might be washing up on Guernsey after reports of a waxy substance being found on Le Jaonnet beach.

    The States of Guernsey said the reports follow on from similar ones of a waxy substance found at Cobo earlier this week.

    Anyone who finds substances on beaches is asked not to remove it and to report it to Agriculture, Countryside and Land Management Services (ACLMS) by emailing aclms@gov.gg.

    In a statement the States said: "If you have already picked up the substance, please double wrap it in plastic and dispose of it in your normal refuse.

    "ACLMS believe the substance is likely to be palm oil and in particular is urging dog owners to be on the lookout and keep their pets away from the substance if they see it.

    "Palm oil can make dogs very ill if ingested."

    The statement added that ACLMS would work with States Works to clear the substance as quickly as possible.

  2. Video content

    Video caption: Nigeria: How palm oil helped me provide for my family

    By producing palm oil, Ezimma has managed to provide a home and education for her family.

  3. Should I boycott palm oil?

    Video content

    Video caption: Palm oil could be the world’s most controversial oil. What should we do about it?

    Kye Mohd Hanafiah and Graihagh Jackson browse the supermarket aisles in search of palm oil products and ask if we should stop eating palm oil.

  4. How do you harvest palm oil?

    Video content

    Video caption: A plantation owner in Borneo explains where the controversial ingredient comes from

    A plantation owner in Borneo explains where the controversial ingredient comes from

  5. Video content

    Video caption: Stratford vet tries to save orangutan shot 130 times

    Paul Ramos was in Borneo to film the work being done to save the orangutan population.

  6. Video content

    Video caption: Make-up artist Emmy Burbidge travels to Papua New Guinea to discover the truth about what’

    Make-up artist Emmy Burbidge travels to Papua New Guinea to discover the truth about what’s in her makeup, and find out whether there’s a sustainable way of producing the oil used

  7. Unmasked: Make-up’s Big Secret

    Video content

    Video caption: Make-up artist Emmy Burbidge travels to Papua New Guinea to discover the truth about what’

    Make-up artist Emmy Burbidge travels to Papua New Guinea to discover the truth about what’s in her makeup, and find out whether there’s a sustainable way of producing the oil used

  8. Video content

    Video caption: Leuser rainforest: Are palm oil farmers shooting orangutans?

    Indonesian palm oil cultivation is pushing orangutans closer to farmers who see them as pests.

  9. Video content

    Video caption: Leuser rainforest: Baby orangutans rescued from Indonesia's pet trade

    Baby orangutans on the island of Sumatra are being captured and sold as pets, but charities are working to rescue the animals and confront the owners.

  10. Malaysia warns EU over palm oil policy

    Dr Mahathir Mohamad

    Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has warned the EU that it risks starting a trade war with Malaysia, due to the bloc's policies relating to the use of palm oil.

    Earlier in March, the European Commission decided to phase out the use of palm oil in transportation fuel by 2030, after concluding that palm oil cultivation results in excessive deforestation.

    Malaysia is the world's second largest producer of palm oil, and it is concerned that decreasing demand for palm oil could impact hundreds of thousands of jobs.

    Dr Mahathir, 93, said the EU's changing attitude towards palm oil was due to a desire to protect European alternatives to palm oil, such as rape seed oil.

    "To do that kind of thing to win a trade war is unfair," Dr Mahathir told Reuters.

    "Trade wars are not something we like to promote but on the other hand it is grossly unfair for rich people to try and impoverish poor people."