The world is demanding responsibly produced palm oil, and Malaysia is delivering. The country has developed its own stringent certification program, Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO), specifically for the needs of both people and planet. The country has an aggressive goal of certifying 100 percent of its palm oil by the end of the 2019.
The Malaysian palm oil industry adheres to the 3Ps principle of sustainability: People, Planet and Profit. This balanced approach supports the farmers who grow the fruit and protects the country’s environment, while providing economic stability. Sustainability ensures long-term safekeeping of this country’s important agricultural crop.
In Malaysia, the palm industry is highly regulated. Oil palm trees are only grown on designated land using Good Agricultural Practices. Smallholders cultivate nearly 40 percent of Malaysia’s palmplanted lands. Wildlife is carefully protected and natural rainforests conserved. To support these initiatives, the industry has established the Malaysian Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund to support education and conservation programs, including the Borneo Elephant Sanctuary. The Malaysian palm oil industry is also credited for bringing farmers out of poverty, and building community roads, schools and healthcare facilities.
The posts below demonstrate the Malaysian palm oil industry’s commitment to sustainability.
He told readers to stop using GMO cooking oils. “Use palm oil instead of canola, soy or corn oils. Palm oil is non-GMO and versatile for most high-heat applications. Palm oil is one of the most widely consumed products on the planet and can also be found in many of America’s biggest brands.
Although oil palm occupies only 0.3% of total agricultural land, the crop contributes more than 30% of the world’s supply of oils and fats.
Malaysia was the first country to produce certified sustainable palm oil. It has been providing the world with sustainably and responsibly produced palm oil for more than 100 years.
The editors gave “breaking news” status to this story about Malaysia’s new wildlife survey, intended to strengthen the country’s already stringent conservation efforts. The survey is supported by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council.
A Food Ingredients First roundup told industry insiders about Malaysia’s new population survey on orangutans and elephants in its iconic Sabah region.
The collaboration covers several objectives primarily associated with commitment to sustainable palm oil production, by assisting local oil palm smallholders in ExcelVite Malaysia’s surrounding area to achieve the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification before the year ends.
“Genetically modified crops such as corn, soy and canola require as much as 10 times more land than palm oil. As our world population increases, the edible oil demand could easily lead to more deforestation. Thankfully, a large percentage of the nutritious palm oil in our U.S. food supply comes from Malaysia, where it is […]
Malaysian students abroad are sharing positive information on Malaysia’s palm oil industry.
In this article, influential blogger Carolina King encourages moms to choose chocolates made with Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil.