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.
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.
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.
In this article, blogger and TV contributor Carolina King encouraged moms to shop for Easter candy made with non-GMO Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil. She referred to Malaysia as, “One of the world’s most eco-friendly countries.”
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.
The Guardian US is renowned for its award-winning journalism. When it ran freelance journalist Paul Tullis’s article on how the world got hooked on palm oil, we knew the piece would be thorough. MPOC CEO Kalyana Sundram is quoted about some of the more controversial issues.
While moderation is still recommended, some candy manufacturers are trying to do the right thing by making gluten-free choices, using eco-friendly ingredients and insisting on higher quality ingredients.