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Kellogg to restrict palm oil supplies to suppliers that leave rainforests

Date: 20 Feb 2014

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Kellogg, the manufacturer of breakfast cereals, has announced that it is to buy palm oil only from firms that can prove they don't damage the rainforest.

From 2016 it will have ensured that the whole of its supply chain is moved onto "environmentally appropriate" suppliers. Suppliers must source palm oil from plantations that are independently verified as being in compliance. The move comes after pressure from environmental groups, which have welcomed the announcement.

Palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world due to its valued properties and high level of productivity. It's role in cutting down rainforest and depriving wildlife, such as the Orangutan, of essential habitats has been a big area of focus for campaigners over recent years.

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