King mentioned that many of the nation’s leading candy makers use responsibly sourced palm oil, such as Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil, for their products. By the end of 2019, Malaysia plans to have 100 percent of its palm oil MSPO certified.
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Most American manufacturers prefer Malaysian palm oil because it is grown and produced responsibly. The country has strict standards in place which protect the environment as well as the palm oil industry workers.
“The palm oil industry is a key catalyst to alleviate poverty, ensure no one goes hungry and provide decent work and economic growth,” Keong wrote. The country is continuing its progressive and eco-friendly approach by mandating that all palm oil producers become MSPO certified by the end of 2019.
The debate also touched on palm oil alternatives, such as soy and canola (rapeseed) oil, admitting that they, “come with their own list of problems,” referencing a Guardian article concerning the serious eco-consequences of growing soybeans.
Today’s diners often have higher standards, especially when it comes to the environment. A land-consuming main course with a side of genetically modified vegetable isn’t going to satisfy eco-savvy millennials.
The recent hype on Nutella, which uses Malaysian palm oil as a key ingredient, and the quoted cancer concerns about the contaminants 3-MCPD-esters and glycidyl esters (GE), is one of the many orchestrated attacks on our industry.
According to some estimates, palm oil is in about 50 percent of products sold in our supermarkets. About 80 percent of that palm oil comes from Malaysia. But how much do you really know about palm oil’s sustainability and how this nutritious oil impacts the environment?
The exciting news that an international team of scientists has discovered a single gene that could boost the efficiency of existing oil palm yields by as much as 30 percent has spread worldwide. Oil palms provide almost half of the world’s supply of edible vegetable oil, and are a promising source of biofuel. The Malaysian […]