Sustainable agriculture involves much more than just caring for the land. Sustainable agriculture also considers the food producer’s quality of life and the economic viability of farm operations.
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In more than 270 media appearances last year, health experts suggested that Americans stock our pantries with Malaysian sustainable palm oil. More than 77 million of us may now be reconsidering nutrient-dense palm oil after reading and hearing about it in the media.
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 […]
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 […]
alm oil and palm fractions thus continue to provide the most viable options and in the immediate run-up to these rulings, palm oil and products is expected to make some gains and favors among U.S. food manufacturers.
on June 17, 2015 in Forest Conservation, News, Sustainability, Wildlife Preservation 0
This new Forest Bill further empowers forestry officials to deal with any illegal deforestation in Malaysia. It includes stiffer penalties, as much as one million Ringitts, equivalent to $271,000 U.S. dollars.
Unfortunately, when we cheat nature by using this hydrogenation process, a by-product can be the dreaded trans fats. While this still makes a tasty doughnut, we now know there are health implications.
on May 22, 2015 in General, News, Palm Oil / Red Palm Oil, Products, Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture, Wildlife Preservation 0
If consumer demand for these other oils increases, could deforestation to make room for more agricultural land be far behind?
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.
Palm oil is the world’s most efficient vegetable oil crop. Malaysian palm oil plantations use ten times less land to produce the same amount of oil as soybean fields.