Perennial crops also provide an environment where native animals can thrive, without fear of their habitat being destroyed for annual replanting. They are generally a lot more productive, too. That’s why perennial foods hold such promise for our world’s food supply.
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.
Thomas Lamit anak Lutek understand the benefits of palm oil. He has seen firsthand how it has helped his family and community.
Milled whole grains lose their vitamin E when exposed to air. So unless you’re baking with, and consuming, those grains within two days of their grinding, you’re missing out on this potent antioxidant. It doesn’t have to be this way. Instead of baking with soybean or canola oil, an Australian food scientist suggests using palm oil for healthier bread.
For the last few years, food industry technologists, chemists, regulatory agencies and others have discussed the health implications of potentially toxic 3-MCPD esters and glycidyl esters (GE) in the world’s food supply. In February 2020, the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) held a 2-day summit to enable palm oil producing countries to share insights and information on reducing the presence of these chemicals in palm oil.