Darrell Lea is the first Australian supermarket brand to remove palm oil from its products, reacting to consumer concern that the ingredient is to blame for deforestation in Southeast Asia. Palm oil supporters say the replacement ingredient, sunflower oil, is less eco-friendly.
Gulzhan Musaeva –
Forest-risk companies in Southeast Asia tend to rely almost entirely on debt financing. In view of this leverage, banks can be deemed directly accountable for deforestation and related offences committed by their borrowers.