Also at Expo West, the Malaysian Palm Oil Council will introduce Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil Certification (MSPO) to attendees. MSPO certification is a sustainability program initiated by the Malaysian government to ensure the implementation and importantly, to assist smallholders (~650,000 smallholders in Malaysia) in the palm plantation sector in achieving sustainability practices and certification.
American Public Television has launched a 13-episode series, Taste of Malaysia with Martin Yan. The chef extraordinaire and popular television host will take viewers on a culinary journey through Malaysia’s tri-cultural landscape.
This year marks the 100th celebration of Malaysia’s first commercial oil palm planting. The golden oil has played a major role in the country’s history, helping it become a progressive and prosperous nation revered by many.
For MPOC, these World Palm Portraits capture more than what can be put into words. Each picture represents a different aspect of palm oil production, and together they form a mural of biodiversity and sustainability.
Palm oil cultivation is smart land use. A single acre of oil palm produces 11 times more oil than soybeans, and 10 times more than sunflower.
Awareness of Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil is growing in part due to consumers’ growing interest in non-GMO and sustainably produced foods.
Tocotrienols have been shown to have an effect on gene locus p53 which has been identified as a tumor suppression locus.
Dr. Beverly Yates, presenting at the August 2015 Palm International Nutra-Cosmeceutical Conference (PINC), reported that Malaysian palm oil may help restore balance to the highly inflammatory Western diet.
The PINC Conference is a venue for palm bioactive researchers to share their results with physicians, pharmacists, other researchers and the media. Palm oil, the world’s most widely consumed oil, is rich in vital nutrients such as tocotrienols, carotenoids and phenolics. Researchers are studying their effect on heart health, stroke recovery, immune health and cancer.
On August 3 and 4, PINC 2015 attendees will hear about the latest palm oil nutrition research and learn why it is well suited for a heart-healthy diet. Everything from using palm oil as a food colorant to labeling and anti-aging research will be discussed.