Malaysian sustainable palm oil meets the U.S. criteria for sustainable agriculture, as defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture 1990 Farm Bill.
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Ingredients such as organic spices, Malaysian sustainable palm oil and grass-fed beef can liven up family meals while also caring for our planet.
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.
Look for palm oil on the label. Ninety percent of our palm oil comes from Malaysia, where it is sustainably grown and harvested.
Over the past year, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has changed the emphasis of its zero-deforestation campaign from palm oil to beef cattle and soybeans.
Perennial crops also provide an environment where native animals can thrive, without fear of their habitat being destroyed for annual replanting. They are generally a lot more productive, too. That’s why perennial foods hold such promise for our world’s food supply.
The Eating Wild hosts visited the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sabah, Malaysia, the site of the world’s first project to return orangutans to the wild. The two interacted with baby orangutans while learning more about Malaysia’s concerted conservation efforts.
There are many cooking oils on the market. Some have limited nutritional value. Choose oils which support your health. Olive oil is heart-healthy. Other healthier cooking oils include avocado oil, almond oil and Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil.
Oil palm plantations produce significantly more oil than annual crops, such as corn, soybean and canola. A single acre of oil palm produces 11 times more oil than soybeans, and 10 times more than sunflower.
“One of the most common sustainable eating tips I give reporters and news outlets is to use a better cooking oil,” says Chef Gerard Viverito.