The palm oil labelling bill in Australia is entering its next phase, with the House of Representatives set to vote on whether it becomes law – and the current government saying it intends to oppose it.
Ambitious growth targets are fuelling leading chocolate supplier Barry Callebaut’s strategy to source cocoa from regions other than West Africa, with Malaysia the focus of the first stage of its cocoa production expansion plan.
Barry Callebaut has successfully closed its acquisition of a 60 per
cent stake in Malaysia's KLK Cocoa - a strategic move expected to
give the Swiss firm leverage to expand in the high-potential
A Malaysian firm selling Japanese biscuits has said that it is
considering establishing its own production facility in Malaysia
should initial sales of its products prove attractive to Malaysian
Swedish manufacturer of speciality vegetable fats Karlshamns has
clarified its position on the ongoing issue that suggests the
production of soybean and palm oil in Brazil and South East Asia is
destroying valuable natural environments.