Sustainable Agriculture

food that are good for the environment

Health & Nutrition, Sustainable Agriculture

Improve your oil: It doesn’t make sense to buy healthy, sustainable foods and then cook them with oils made from genetically modified plants.

perennial foods

Culinary, Sustainable Agriculture, What's New

If a home garden full of perennial plants, such as rhubarb, asparagus, onions, berries, grapes and yams can deliver bushels of nutritious food with little to no effort, c …

From tropical tree to table: The story of Malaysian palm oil

Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture

Read labels, and you’ll spot palm oil in everything from your kids’ favorite cookies to your premium nutrition bar. Here’s how this better-for-you ingredient journeys fro …

plant-based

Forest Conservation, Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture, Wildlife Preservation

Because of the oil palm’s high yield, Malaysia produces ample quantities of this global commodity while maintaining its 1992 Rio Earth Summit pledge to maintain more than …

snacks made with palm oil

Health & Nutrition, Sustainable Agriculture

Most American manufacturers prefer Malaysian palm oil because it is grown and produced responsibly. The country has strict standards in place which protect the environmen …

food trend

Culinary, Sustainable Agriculture

Perennial crops also provide an environment where native animals can thrive, without fear of their habitat being destroyed for annual replanting. They are generally a lot …

tropical oils

Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture

A palm oil ban, say Malaysian officials, could have catastrophic effects on the world’s forests and wildlife by shifting demand to crops that require much more land and o …

Smithsonian

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 …

sustainable agriculture

Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture

The Malaysian Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund provides support for land preservation, and undertakes programs to ensure that oil palm cultivation does not cause defor …

Malaysia helps feed the world

Health & Nutrition, Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture

Because of Malaysia’s equatorial climate, it can grow oil palm. This fertile tree produces abundant supplies of nutritious fruits year-round. Because of this high yield, …

Malysian palm oil is preferred

Health & Nutrition, Products, Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture

Malaysia is the world’s second-largest palm oil producer, and supplies its oil to companies worldwide. “About 90 percent of the palm oil that is used in the United States …

palm oil is non-GMO

Health & Nutrition, Sustainable Agriculture

Families trying to eat cleaner, more natural meals are happy to learn that non-GMO palm oil is an increasingly popular ingredient in prepared foods. Palm oil comes from t …

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