From Atlantico: In a long interview with the newspaper Liberation, Aurélien Brulé alias Chanee, the association “Kalaweit” after taking a picture because of misleading generalizations, factual errors and contradictions calls readers to boycott palm oil . Pierre Bois D’Enghien defends the palm oil industry against the accusations made in the text.
Chanee is why he opposes responsible palm oil?
In a long interview with the newspaper Liberation, Aurélien Brulé alias Chanee, the association “Kalaweit” after taking a picture because of misleading generalizations, factual errors and contradictions calls readers to boycott palm oil . As a listener main RSPO, present on the plantations for over twenty years now, I wanted to respond to this paper that consumers can make their own opinion on this controversial topic palm oil.
Each country’s culture of palm oil
Based in Indonesia, Chanee, is based on personal experience and in particular on the facts as found in some plantations around. But he should know that oil palm is grown in over 30 other countries!
Therefore, how can it be based on a single example to explain “the culture of palm oil”? Does he know that, worldwide, more than 3 million small farmers who work and live in palm oil? Will think that small African producers who develop their plantations on unused land and have to do or the same fauna, flora or the same and do not have the same practices as the Indonesians?
Add to this the fact that most producing countries have environmental laws that limit drastically any deforestation, prevent burning and impose protect riparian forests; in addition, several producing countries have developed their own sustainability repository (like the MSPO, Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil), others have their national interpretation of RSPO principles and criteria for establishing sustainable sources.