Anti-Palm Oil Activists Fail the Kosher Test

As Malaysia works to improve palm oil industry practices, from developing biogas facilities and finding new uses for oil palm biomass, environmental activists continue to pressure our industry to conform to misguided constraints on our operations.

This is nothing new – Malaysia has been forced to defend against campaigns by competing market providers of oils ever since we began to challenge the supremacy of Western vegetable oil producers. As a … Read More

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Minister Dompok Applauds Malaysia’s Conservation Efforts; Calls for Greater Collaboration

In opening remarks before the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Colloquium (SWCC) yesterday, Minister for Plantation Industries and Commodities Bernard Dompok applauded efforts by the Government and private industry to preserve the country’s unparalleled biodiversity and natural endowments. And while acknowledging the success of these efforts, including the Malaysian Palm Oil Wildlife Conservation Fund (MPOWCF), Minister Dompok stressed the inherent benefits of the oil palm in supporting conservation and contributing to greater … Read More

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Allegations Against Malaysian Palm Oil Industry on Orang-utans Unfounded; Disruptive to Conservation Efforts

The Malaysian government and palm oil industry today mark the start of the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Colloquium (SWCC 2012), which aims to highlight conservation efforts undertaken in the Borneo. The conference underlines the efforts of the Malaysian government and the palm oil industrywith regards to biodiversity conservation and CSR programs, and to highlight conservation studies by reputable research institutions and conservation NGOs. In addition, three State Action Plans will be … Read More

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Technological breakthrough to achieving zero effluent discharge

Dr. Ishenny Mohd Noor of Universiti Malaya has recently presented new technology that can be used to convert Palm Oil Mill Effluent (POME) into Biopro Diesel and Biopro Fertilizer. This new technology uses waste water generated from palm oil mills and converts it into fuel and fertilizer – the latter for use in agriculture and the former for use in transport vehicles and electricity generation.

The conversion of POME into … Read More

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There’s Something Not Kosher About The Sustainability Movement

There’s Something Not Kosher About The Sustainability Movement
Amy Ridenour’s National Center Blog, Jeff Stier, December 7, 2011

It has become increasingly fashionable among some in my Jewish community to promote the notion that kosher food must be, what they call, “sustainable.” First, it is important to understand that kosher food laws are strictly religious in nature; it is a myth that they kosher foods are healthier, safer, or even … Read More

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