Keyword: palm oil
Talks to defuse two days of blockades of refineries and fuel depots around France by farmers angry at the importation of palm oil by biofuel plants instead of buying locally produced oilseed crops ended with union officials calling for the protests to continue after their 'disapointment' at government propositions.
Oil firm Total in talks with farmers opposed to planned biodiesel refinery and says it plans to use 50,000 tonnes of French rapeseed to supply it.
A bill of law proposing a punitive 300-euro-per tonne tax on palm oil has been amended to 90 euros per tonne after protests from producer countries.
Italy’s environment minister plans to eat Nutella for dinner after French counterpart urged people to avoid product over deforestation fears.
French threat to quadruple taxes on products containing palm oil, one of Nutella's key ingredients, has angered producers in Malaysia.