On August 3 and 4, PINC 2015 attendees will hear about the latest palm oil nutrition research and learn why it is well suited for a heart-healthy diet. Everything from using palm oil as a food colorant to labeling and anti-aging research will be discussed.
Because Malaysian sustainable palm oil is such a simple substitute for partially hydrogenated oils, Sundram estimates that the United States’ short-term demand for palm oil will increase approximately 20 percent. “This is unlikely to create a major supply constrain for palm producers, especially Malaysia,” said Sundram, adding that Malaysia’s inventory could meet this demand without any significant marketplace effects.
He learned that the country cares deeply about its animals, and that its palm oil industry is a compassionate partner in wildlife conservation initiatives.
“They are the real people of Malaysia; the strong ones who have improved their prosperity and helped to lift millions out of poverty and toward a better future. That is the true story of palm oil in Malaysia, and these farmers are the faces that tell the story.”