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Malaysia strengthens its commitment to the environment

Forest Conservation, Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture, Wildlife Preservation

Malaysia has been a recognized leader in responsible palm oil production for decades. The country was the first to produce sustainable palm oil, has implemented a game-ch …

palm oil and orangutans

The truth about palm oil and orangutans in Malaysia

Forest Conservation, Sustainability, Wildlife Preservation

Most of Malaysia’s orangutans live on the island’s protected forests. That’s not a challenge as an astonishing 60 percent of Sabah is under forest cover. This provides am …

most efficient oil crop

Smart land use: Palm oil is the world’s most efficient oil crop.

Forest Conservation, Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture

The world has four major oil seed crops: oil palm, soybean, sunflower and canola (rapeseed). Together, they use 3.55 percent of the world’s total agricultural land. Oil p …

EU Action Plan is unfair

Malaysian Palm Oil Council says EU Action Plan is unfair

Forest Conservation, General, Sustainable Agriculture

The Malaysian Palm Oil Council has come out against the EU’s proposed unilateral Action Plan against deforestation, charging that is impractical to implement unilateral g …

NBC viewers learn to boost their energy naturally with palm oil

NBC viewers learn to boost their energy naturally with palm oil

Forest Conservation, Health & Nutrition, In The News

We need omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in our diet for brain, skin, heart and joint health. Usually we think of fish or olive oil as way to get these essential nutrients …

EU's palm oil resolution

The EU’s palm oil and deforestation resolution: Is it bad legislative work?

Forest Conservation, Sustainability

The Resolution disregards the needs and well-being of dependent communities in the producer countries. By adopting it – with an overwhelming majority – MPs have decided t …

forest-friendly picnic

How to pack a forest-friendly picnic lunch

Forest Conservation, Sustainability

Many manufacturers are choosing to include Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil in their products. This natural, non-GMO oil is getting rave reviews for its earth fri …

WebMD palm oil

WebMD palm oil article contains dated and misleading information

Forest Conservation, Health & Nutrition, Sustainability

Thousands of food manufacturers have chosen to use premium, sustainable and versatile palm oil in their products, much of it from Malaysia’s plantations. Regardless of th …

Union of concerned scientists palm oil

Deforestation and palm oil: NGO admits it had its priorities wrong

Forest Conservation, Sustainability, What's New

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.

biodiversity

Palm oil plantations support Malaysia’s biodiversity

Forest Conservation, Sustainability, What's New, Wildlife Preservation

Oil plantations are incredibly productive. A single acre of oil palm produces 11 times more oil than a single acre of soybean plants, and 7 times more oil than an acre of …

cooking with palm oil

Portland’s KUIK radio listeners learn why cooking with palm oil is best

Culinary, Forest Conservation, In The News

Palm oil also has incredible health benefits. It is the most abundant source of tocotrienols. It’s high in vitamin A and vitamin E. It’s also great for brain health.

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