Not only does Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil provide nutrition to more than three billion people worldwide, it has been credited with reducing poverty and improving living conditions in this progressive nation.
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Malaysian sustainable palm oil meets the U.S. criteria for sustainable agriculture, as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture 1990 Farm Bill.
Barn owls and snakes are used to control the pest populations on Malaysian oil palm plantations. They are welcomed part of the industry’s integrated pest management practices that enable farmers to reduce the use of harmful chemical pesticides.
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It can be challenge to deliver exotic-tasting cuisine using only local ingredients, but Chef Gerard Viverito has embraced ingredients from one of the world’s most eco-friendly countries, Malaysia, such as certified sustainable palm oil, in many of his recipes.
Palm oil comes from the fruit of the GMO-free oil palm tree, Elaeis guineensis. Squeezing this fruit releases a pure, red oil brimming with vitamin E tocotrienols and antioxidant-rich carotenoids.
Palm oil cultivation is smart land use. A single acre of oil palm produces 11 times more oil than soybeans, and 10 times more than sunflower.
on September 27, 2016 in Forest Conservation, Sustainability, What’s New, Wildlife Preservation 0
Oil plantations are incredibly productive. A single acre of oil palm produces 11 times more oil than a single acre of soybean plants, and 7 times more oil than an acre of canola (rapeseed) plants.
on September 14, 2016 in Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture, What’s New, Wildlife Preservation 0
Malaysian oil palm plantations are home to many different species of animals, from birds and reptiles to wild pigs and monkeys. This is just one of the environmental benefits of this nutritious and natural oil.
MPOC is a major and primary Borneo Elephant Sanctuary funder, and has pledged five million Malaysian ringgits from its Wildlife Conservation Fund for the sanctuary, where injured or orphaned elephants are rehabilitated and then released back into the wild.