New Report Concludes EU Would Be Wrong to Pursue ILUC Policy

Policy would have consequences for economy, consumers and for the EU’s Environmental Goals

A new report, released this month in Brussels by Copenhagen Economics, demonstrates existing conflicts of opinion within the EU on the validity of integrating additional sustainability criteria, such as an indirect land use change (ILUC) factor, in to EU legislation relating to the promotion of biofuels.

The European Parliament has requested that by July the Commission produce … Read More

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Malaysian minister lobbies Australian MPs on palm oil laws

Malaysian minister lobbies Australian MPs on palm oil laws
July 26, 2011
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A Malaysian cabinet minister says Australia should reconsider its push to introduce palm oil labelling now that Malaysia’s agreed to host 800 asylum seekers.

The Malaysian Minister for Plantation Industries and Commodities, Bernard Dompok, is in Australia to lobby federal MPs against the proposed laws.

Supporters of the law argue that … Read More

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Malaysia Urges Opposition to Anti-Palm Oil Legislation During Visit to Australia

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MINISTRY OF PLANTATION INDUSTRIES AND COMMODITIES

The Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, Y.B. Tan Sri Bernard Dompok expressed Malaysia’s deep disappointment by the actions of Senator Nick Xenophon, the Australian Greens Party and the Liberal/National Coalition. Their action in supporting legislation requiring the labelling of palm oil in food products deliberately threatens the palm oil industry in Malaysia, an important pillar in the country.

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YAB Tun Dr. Lim Keng Yaik: Meeting Our Challenges Together

On May 11, former Minister of Primary Industries (1986-2004) YAB Tun Dr. Lim Ken Yaik spoke before the International Conference and Exhibition on Palm Oil in Jakarta, an annual event bringing together leaders from throughout the world in the palm oil sector. Following a year during which the industry has been presented with numerous challenges, Dr. Lim explained the obstacles currently being erected against the industry throughout the world, including … Read More

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New NCR land law to boost investor confidence

KUALA LUMPUR: The recent change in laws governing native customary rights (NCR) land should help boost investor confidence, said Sarawak’s Land Development Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing.

“We still have plantation companies coming in to invest. The amendment was to plug some loopholes and provide certainty to investors,” he told Business Times in a telephone interview yesterday.

Last month, Sarawak’s state legislature amended the Land Custody and Development Authority … Read More

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New NCR land law to boost investor confidence

KUALA LUMPUR: The recent change in laws governing native customary rights (NCR) land should help boost investor confidence, said Sarawak’s Land Development Minister Tan Sri Dr James Masing.

“We still have plantation companies coming in to invest. The amendment was to plug some loopholes and provide certainty to investors,” he told Business Times in a telephone interview yesterday.

Last month, Sarawak’s state legislature amended the Land Custody and Development Authority … Read More

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Industry Efforts to Promote Palm Oil Stifled; Endangers Job Creation and Poverty Efforts

PETALING JAYA, July 8 – The Belgian volunteer advertising arbiter, the Juridique d’Ethique Publicitaire (JEP), joined in the global campaign against palm oil with their decision against online advertisements by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC). This decision is yet another unprecedented effort by Europe to ensure Malaysia cannot promote palm oil and stifle speech and debate about the palm oil industry. Siding with Western environmental organizations against smallholders in … Read More

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Europe Rejects Palm Oil Only Labelling

The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) comments on the recent advancement of the European Union’s Food Information to Consumers Regulation that will bring about new procedures for nutritional information for consumers. Throughout this process, the Malaysian palm oil industry has directly engaged with European policymakers, industry and other stakeholders to share important information and facts about our industry and its importance to both the Malaysian economy and to European food … Read More

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