Appearing on Great Day Tampa Bay, health and wellness expert, registered dietitian nutritionist Felicia Stoler told the hosts that Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil can be found in everything from ramen noodles to heart-healthy spreads and microwavable popcorn.
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The income the family earns from their plantation has enabled them to purchase a home, donate to their church and help a paralyzed uncle pay his medical bills. Lambert says it’s good for the village, too, because she’s able to provide jobs to many locals.
MSPO certification is exclusively for premium-quality palm oil sustainably grown and produced in Malaysia, a recognized leader in responsible palm oil production.
We must engage with people around the world including legislators and decision makers such as the European Parliament, and tell them how we cultivate oil palm in tandem with forest conservation policies that are in place here.
The MSPO certification program, first launched in 2015, helps ensure that all palm oil produced in Malaysia is as good for the economy as it is for the environment and the Malaysian people.
Palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet! But here in the U.S., most of us are just learning to appreciate palm oil for its health, culinary and environmental benefits.
“The benefits of the MSPO are of great interest to many of our partners in Europe. It will require a concerted international effort to achieve recognition, but the palm oil industry will gain from this.,” said Keong.
The MSPO certification standard is an effort to recognize and celebrate the highest quality Malaysian palm oil produced and processed in accord to a battery of existing national and international legislations and standards.
Awareness of Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil is growing in part due to consumers’ growing interest in non-GMO and sustainably produced foods.
Palm oil is now available with independent certification demonstrating that it has been produced in a sustainable manner without damage to the environment. This addresses the concerns that some consumers have regarding forest conversion and greenhouse gas emissions.