The Wall Street Journal: Food Companies Put Supply Chains Under a Microscope

“The most information being made available covers palm oil, an ingredient companies use in everything from frozen pizza to soap. For years, environmental organizations have implicated palm oil in the clearing of tropical forests and demanded buyers do more to halt that. Now, they are using company disclosures in their campaigns. Rainforest Action Network used palm-oil-mill lists published by major U.S. and European consumer-product companies in a September report that said those firms may be using palm oil produced in an ecologically sensitive wildlife preserve in Indonesia. Slash-and-burn farming practices are a major problem in the country.” (Read More)