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grilling gone wrong

Grilling gone wrong

Culinary, What's New

Grilling is fun and can be delicious. With a few precautions, you can keep foodborne pathogens, fires and exposure to carcinogens from spoiling one of our best warm weath …

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 …

hooked on palm oil

Guardian runs journalist’s explanation for how we got hooked on palm oil

News, Sustainability, What's New

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 …

earth day quiz

Check your sustainable foods IQ with this Earth Day quiz

Sustainability, What's New

Sustainable agriculture involves much more than just caring for the land. Sustainable agriculture also considers the food producer’s quality of life and the economic viab …

Sahabat, the baby Bornean elephant, is rescued from Lahad Datu

Sustainability, What's New, Wildlife Preservation

As the world reels from the COVID-19 pandemic, a total lockdown has caused most human activities to grind to a halt. Malaysia is no exception to this. Most Malaysians hav …

Malaysian authorities question viability of synthetic palm oil in Malay Mail opinion piece

What's New

There are many intrinsic difficulties that will come with trying to copy nature’s palm oil. Several were mentioned in an opinion article published by the Malay Mail.

healthier Easter basket

Four tips for filling a healthier Easter basket

What's New

To keep everyone happy, basket fillers should look for snacks made with better-for-you ingredients such as organic fruit juices, non-GMO Malaysian certified sustainable p …

What is MSPO

What is MSPO certification?

Sustainability, What's New

MSPO certification is exclusively for premium-quality palm oil sustainably grown and produced in Malaysia, a recognized leader in responsible palm oil production.

technology is helping palm oil industry

Journal explains how new technology is helping the palm oil industry

In The News, Sustainability, What's New

On oil palm plantations, some trees are top producers and others under-perform. But because the trees mature slowly, growers typically can’t tell the difference until thr …

palm oil

Is your lunch consuming too much land? How palm oil stacks up.

What's New

Palm oil is the world’s most efficient vegetable oil crop. Malaysian palm oil plantations use ten times less land to produce the same amount of oil as soybean fields.

palm oil certification standards

What you need to know about palm oil certification standards

General, Sustainability, What's New

These stringent standards will soon become mandatory in Malaysia. That’s good news because more than half of the palm oil imported into the U.S is from this eco-focused c …

Olive oil vs. Malaysian Palm Fruit Oil: A side-by-side comparison

Culinary, Health & Nutrition, What's New

This post was originally published on May 23, 2012 and updated on December 16, 2019. While Malaysian palm fruit oil is trending among both healthy choosers and gourmet co …