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.
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 from the tropics to your table.
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 have been ordered to stay and work from home. But for the Sabah Wildlife Department Wildlife Rescue Unit, deemed an essential service, it’s work as usual.
Certified sustainable and infinitely versatile, Malaysian palm oil is a key ingredient in America’s food supply. Now the Malaysian Palm Oil Council has taken steps to make its sustainable practices even more transparent.
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 other natural resources to produce.