Palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet! But here in the U.S., most of us are just learning to appreciate palm oil for its health, culinary and environmental benefits.
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.
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.
We are fully supportive of responsible media and news reports that seek to inform and educate the public at large. In the current context, the information provided by the media has been inaccurate and misleading. The many nutritional benefits of palm oil are well documented but sometimes not so well known. We would be happy […]
Most of the palm oil used in the United States is sustainably produced in Malaysia. It simply isn’t the conflict palm oil that harms our wildlife, people or planet.
“The success of palm oil as both an essential food source and as a renewable energy demonstrates the value that palm oil provides for producers, manufacturers and consumers around the world,” said said MPOC CEO Dr. Yusof Basiron.
Current FDA food regulations only allow foods that are low in fat and cholesterol to be labeled as healthy. This doesn’t align with current nutritional recommendations, including the FDA’s latest Dietary Guidelines.
Palm oil is now available with independent certification demonstrating that it has been produced in a sustainable manner without damage to the environment. This addresses the concerns that some consumers have regarding forest conversion and greenhouse gas emissions.
Common GMO foods in the United States include soy, corn, sugar beets, rapeseed (canola), zucchini, squash, alfalfa and peas. A great start is to replace your cooking oil with Malaysian sustainable palm oil.
The excitement about tocotrienols is mounting as scientists around the world turn their attention toward this “other” vitamin E. While many of the studies are preliminary, they are providing evidence of this vitamin’s incredible potential.