Sustainable Agriculture

palm oil is non-GMO

Nutritious palm oil is non-GMO; great for families trying to eat clean

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 …

snacks made with palm oil

Four reasons why today’s moms prefer 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 …

Malaysia helps feed the world

Food security and palm oil: How 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, …

sustainable agriculture

Malaysian palm oil is a model for 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 …

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 …

food that are good for the environment

Kid-approved, flavor-packed foods 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

Eating more perennial foods may be the next big trend

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

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

Malaysian sustainable palm oil comes from the non-GMO oil palm tree

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 …

food trend

This food trend just keeps growing

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

Malaysian officials ask EU, UK not to give in to anti-palm oil lobbyists

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

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 …