There are many intrinsic difficulties that will come with trying to copy nature’s palm oil. Several were mentioned in an opinion article published by the Malay Mail. The article was written by Datuk Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali, Malaysia’s Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, and Datuk Kalyana Sundram, CEO of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council. 

The article questions whether synthetic palm oil will have the same robust nutritional profile as natural palm oil, and if mass production of synthetic palm oil can be as environmentally friendly as sustainably produced natural palm oil. This is especially important given the millions of tons of natural palm oil produced and consumed annually throughout the world.  

A tremendous amount of research, as well as experience, exists related to understanding natural palm oil including its biochemistry and numerous health benefits. Razali and Sundram issued an open invitation towards collaboration in any palm oil-related opportunity that aims to bring betterment to humanity as a whole.

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