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Author Archive | Dr. Kalyana Sundram

Orangutans and palm oil

Orangutans and palm oil: Let’s take these lessons even further

The best solution for protecting our wildlife and rainforests is to support stronger standards, and beef up enforcement of already existing laws and legislation. One way this can be done is by supporting the global use of certified sustainable palm oil, which is produced in compliance with stringent laws protecting wildlife, the environment and small […]

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EU's palm oil resolution

The EU’s palm oil and deforestation resolution: Is it bad legislative work?

The Resolution disregards the needs and well-being of dependent communities in the producer countries. By adopting it – with an overwhelming majority – MPs have decided they must show their hands in the heart of palm producer nations. With their vote, they have driven out truth and objective facts and instead rubber stamped an action […]

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labeling sustainable palm oil products

Labeling sustainable palm oil products as wildlife-friendly may earn you more brand loyalty among customers

In Dr. Kalyana Sundram’s recent paper published by the Journal of Oil Palm, Environment & Health (JOPEH), he examined the social, conservation and wildlife issues surrounding palm oil production. After analyzing those issues, as well as potential solutions, it is clear that eco-labeling palm-based products as wildlife-friendly has great potential to appeal to your target […]

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demand for Malaysian palm oil

Rising demand for Malaysian palm oil due to health and sustainability

Additionally, state-of-the-art research, which has mapped out the oil palm genome and which was published in the prestigious journal Nature by a joint Malaysian/US research team promises to set the trends to meet world demands in a sustainable fashion, even beyond 2030. As a result of these developments Europe now increasingly regards Malaysian palm oil […]

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saturated fat and heart disease

Yet another study debunks saturated fat and heart disease connection

The study’s conclusion notes that the Dietary Guidelines must carefully consider the health effects of alternatives fats. Many American manufacturers are turning to Malaysian sustainable palm oil for a healthier alternative to trans fats. This versatile and non-GMO oil is naturally trans fat-free and rich in heart- and brain-healthy vitamin E tocotrienols. Palm oil is […]

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