A Victory for Malaysian Palm Oil Producers and Australian Consumers

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia, June 17 – The decision by the Australian Senate Community Affairs Legislative Committee to reject mandatory labelling of palm oil is a significant victory for Malaysia in the fight against the unjust and misleading anti-palm oil campaigns.

This victory against the anti-palm oil lobby follows a public appeal by the Malaysian palm oil industry before the Committee in April of this year, which included testimony and … Read More

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Emerging Western Defenders of Palm Oil

Palm oil has been a golden crop for Malaysia, supporting societal advancement that has benefited hundreds of thousands of rural workers, supporting domestic and regional food security and giving the world a healthy, sustainable vegetable oil source.

Despite all these benefits, Western NGOs – including those funded by Western governments – have sought to shame palm oil based on false environmental allegations. And some Western governments have been a party … Read More

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Malaysian Palm Oil Council Response to the Financial Times

In response to a recent story in the Financial Times, Growing issue for palm oil producers, the Malaysian Palm Oil Council in a letter to editor expressed its disappointment with the accuracy of the news report and its representation of the Malaysian palm oil industry. Malaysia has a proven record of sustainability, strengthening rural development and delivering societal advancement. Malaysia’s palm oil industry and the thousands of smallholders are … Read More

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