French Government Makes the Right Call and Drops Palm Oil Tax

June 24, 2016

Opportunity Remains for Radical Greens and Socialists to Resurrect Discriminatory Tax LAGOS (24 June 2016) – Today, the Initiative for Public Policy Analysis (IPPA) – the Nigeria-based public policy think tank, issued a statement applauding President Hollande for his decision to drop the proposed tax against palm oil.   Thompson Ayodele, Director of IPPA, said: […]

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President Hollande Under Pressure to Reject Discriminatory Palm Oil Tax

June 21, 2016

French Influence in S.E. Asia at Risk Airbus Deal with Indonesia on the Brink Tax Discriminates against Small Farmers from Developing World Today, the Initiative for Public Policy Analysis (IPPA), the leading Nigerian think-tank, highlights the rising discontent against the French palm oil tax. President Hollande’s biased and discriminatory tax against small palm oil farmers […]

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RSPO Wracked by Internal Division

June 9, 2016

As RSPO convenes in Milan today, deep divisions have emerged within the group. These divisions focus primarily on the growing distrust between major European users of palm oil, and the organisations ongoing discriminatory application of compliance rules. Reportedly, key stakeholders’ including major users of palm oil and the various European Alliances recently met. The primary […]

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Casino’s Palm Oil Hypocrisy

June 6, 2016

France’s Casino is one of a number of companies he situhat has been pushing ‘palm oil free’ labels on its products, in clear violation of both French and EU laws. The company has also come under fire from fellow RSPO members for effectively discouraging the use of sustainable palm oil and therefore infringing the commitments […]

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Systeme U’s Campaign to Undermine RSPO

May 31, 2016

France’s Systeme U is a French national supermarket chain. The chain is one of a number of European companies that has been pushing ‘palm oil free’ labels on its products on health and environmental grounds. These labels were declared illegal by a French court, which found that they harm the livelihoods of African palm oil […]

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