While discussing ways to “green up” the holiday, registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler gave viewers of Fox Morning News the brand names of some candy companies that use certified sustainable palm oil.
The Malaysian palm oil industry adheres to the 3Ps principle of sustainability: People, Planet and Profit. This balanced approach supports the farmers who grow the fruit and protects the country’s environment, while providing economic stability. Sustainability ensures long-term safekeeping of this country’s important agricultural crop.
In Malaysia, the palm industry is highly regulated. Oil palm trees are only grown on designated land using Good Agricultural Practices. Smallholders cultivate nearly 40 percent of Malaysia’s palmplanted lands. Wildlife is carefully protected and natural rainforests conserved. To support these initiatives, the industry has established the Malaysian Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund to support education and conservation programs, including the Borneo Elephant Sanctuary. The Malaysian palm oil industry is also credited for bringing farmers out of poverty, and building community roads, schools and healthcare facilities.
The posts below demonstrate the Malaysian palm oil industry’s commitment to sustainability.
The Malaysian Palm Oil Council has come out against the EU’s proposed unilateral Action Plan against deforestation, charging that is impractical to implement unilateral global initiatives to improve trade in sustainable goods.
Malaysia is a leader in responsible palm oil production. Malaysian palm oil, the world’s first sustainable vegetable oil, has been a symbol of environmental responsibility for decades. The country has strengthened its commitment by implementing a nationwide Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification program.
Educational and promotional efforts, focused on educating users about Malaysian palm oil’s wholesomeness, sustainability and eco-sensitive agricultural practices, are also driving the industry’s growth.
Palm oil is the world’s most popular edible oil. This versatile tropical oil is found in many products ranging from premium cookies and bars to better-for-you spreads and convenience foods. But what’s exciting is Malaysian palm oil’s positive effect on our health and the environment
Malaysian palm oil’s balanced fatty acid composition – 50 percent unsaturated fats and 50 percent saturated fats – makes it an ideal alternative to partially hydrogenated oils.
Most American manufacturers prefer Malaysian palm oil because it is grown and produced responsibly. The country has strict standards in place which protect the environment as well as the palm oil industry workers.
The Malaysian palm oil industry, known for decades as the leader in responsible palm oil production, is successfully addressing concerns that have plagued the global palm oil industry for decades.
When shopping for food, millennial often consider the manufacturer’s social responsibility, nutrition as well as convenience. That’s one reason why products made with Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil can be so appealing to this demographic.
Malaysian palm oil producers protect natural resources Malaysia has committed to retaining at least 50 percent of its total land cover under natural forest cover. It restricts burning, encourages recycling of organic waste, and has strict water and soil conservation policies in place.