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 the fruit of the oil palm tree which grows in lush plantations near the equator. Malaysian sustainable palm oil is preferred by many American companies because the Malaysian palm oil industry follows environmentally friendly agricultural policies.
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 palm occupies the least land: just 0.23 percent of the world’s farmland. Sunflower uses 0.51 percent, rapeseed 0.67 percent and soybean, the most at 2.14 percent.
Malaysian palm oil is essential to food security. This is more important than ever as the United Nations warns that the COVID-19 pandemic could almost double the number of people facing extreme hunger by the end of 2020. In a recent Facebook Live webinar hosted by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC), MPOC CEO Datuk Dr. Kalyana Sundram discussed Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil’s role in feeding the post-pandemic world.
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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, consider what might happen if we focus on perennial foods on a global scale. Researchers say these crops can help feed our world with significantly less environmental impact.