France will take steps to restrict the use of palm oil in producing biofuels. French Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot also criticised the import of some protein-rich products used in animal feed.
Reuters reports that at a recent presentation of a wider plan on the fight against climate change, Minister Hulot said he wanted to stop “imported deforestation” in France, citing unsustainable soybean and palm oil production in the countries of origin. He did not detail measures envisaged.
Hulot also criticized the import of some protein-rich products used in animal feed, saying he wanted to stop French livestock becoming reliant on products from Brazil that were produced in ways that damaged the Amazon rainforest. Hulot did not name the products, but soybeans are a protein-rich crop from Brazil often used in animal feed in France.
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