Food security and palm oil: How Malaysia helps feed the world.

Food security and palm oil: How Malaysia helps feed the world.

Because of Malaysia’s equatorial climate, it can grow oil palm. This fertile tree produces abundant supplies of nutritious fruits year-round. Because of this high yield, it produces significantly more oil than annual crops, such as corn, soybean and canola. A single acre of oil palm produces 11 times more oil than soybeans, and 10 times more than sunflower.

The truth about palm oil and orangutans in Malaysia

The truth about palm oil and orangutans in Malaysia

Most of Malaysia’s orangutans live on the island’s protected forests. That’s not a challenge as an astonishing 60 percent of Sabah is under forest cover. This provides ample natural habitat for the orangutans to thrive. Palm oil is also legally cultivated in these states, but only on land zoned for agriculture. Many of today’s oil palm plantations once farmed rubber or coconut, but were converted to efficient and sustainable oil palm.

Malaysian palm oil is preferred by American companies

Malaysian palm oil is preferred by American companies

Malaysia is the world’s second-largest palm oil producer, and supplies its oil to companies worldwide. “About 90 percent of the palm oil that is used in the United States actually is sourced from Malaysia and nowhere else,” said Sundram, “because the American industry appreciates the quality, and the rigor of concerns and environmental practices that we operate throughout the industry.”

Malaysian Palm Oil Council

The Palm Oil Health website is your resource for information on the health and nutritional benefits of Malaysian palm fruit oil and palm fruit oil bioactives.

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