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Landcorp to stop using palm by-product

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 7/08/2016

State-owned enterprise Landcorp will stop using palm kernel expeller and transition to alternative feed supplements from June 2017.

The shift from the by-product of palm oil extraction is expected to be cost-neutral while showing customers Landcorp farms sustainably, chief executive Steven Carden says.

"We need to anticipate shifting consumer expectations on how their food is produced and change how we farm accordingly," he said.

Green groups have opposed the use of PKE because it is the product of the clearance of rainforests in South East Asia.

Landcorp is New Zealand's largest corporate farmer and manages 140 farms throughout the country.

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