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perennial foods

Eating more perennial foods may be the next big trend

If a home garden full of perennial plants, such as rhubarb, asparagus, onions, berries, grapes and yams can deliver bushels of nutritious food with little to no effort, consider what might happen if we focus on perennial foods on a global scale. Researchers say these crops can help feed our world with significantly less environmental […]

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palm oil is non-GMO

Nutritious palm oil is non-GMO; great for families trying to eat clean

Families trying to eat cleaner, more natural meals are happy to learn that non-GMO palm oil is an increasingly popular ingredient in prepared foods. Palm oil comes from the fruit of the oil palm tree which grows in lush plantations near the equator. Malaysian sustainable palm oil is preferred by many American companies because the […]

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most efficient oil crop

Smart land use: Palm oil is the world’s most efficient oil crop.

The world has four major oil seed crops: oil palm, soybean, sunflower and canola (rapeseed). Together, they use 3.55 percent of the world’s total agricultural land. Oil palm occupies the least land: just 0.23 percent of the world’s farmland. Sunflower uses 0.51 percent, rapeseed 0.67 percent and soybean, the most at 2.14 percent.

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truth about palm oil

The truth about palm oil: Malaysia’s sustainable gift to the world

Responsibly cultivated palm oil is more environmentally beneficial than any other oil crop. Malaysia is a world model for sustainable palm oil production. It all began in earnest when Malaysia’s government encouraged cultivation of this healthy oil to reduce the country’s economic dependence on other less reliable or efficient crops, such as rubber, cocoa and […]

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