French farmers to continue fuel blockades over palm oil imports
Wednesday, 13 June 2018 France's main farm union called early on Wednesday for protesters to continue a blockade of refineries and fuel depots after the government failed to ease their concerns over the use of imported palm oil at local biofuel plants.
Total says farmers blocking access to some of its refineries is having no impact on its business. Farmers are angry at the energy giant's plans to use imported palm oil, over their rapeseed oil. Laura Frykberg reports.
According to the Huffington Post, palm oil is in about half of all consumer goods, including food, soaps, cosmetics and cleaning supplies. But the mass consumption of palm oil should be on everyone's..