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M&S boosts sustainable palm oil range

Retail giant Marks & Spencer has this week provided an update on its efforts to tackle deforestation related to palm oil plantations, claiming to have launched the UK's largest range of food products containing sustainable palm oil.

A range of new products have been arriving in stores over this month, adding to the existing products certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in 2009.

Over 30 types of biscuits now carry the label, taking the overall range to 38 products. Although the company admits this still represents a small percentage of products, it purchases GreenPalm certificates, tradable offsets awarded to palm oil producers working in a sustainable and responsible way, to cover the remainder of its product line.

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Burger King drops controversial palm oil supplier

Burger King has become the latest company to stop buying palm oil from an embattled Indonesian company its critics accuse of deforestation.

Burger King will no longer purchase palm oil from a subsidiary of Sinar Mas after an audit " raised valid concerns about some of the sustainability practices of Sinar Mas' palm oil production and its impact on rainforests," Burger King announced on its Facebook page.

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