Italian politicians defend palm oil

Italian politicians have submitted two resolutions to parliament defending palm oil in the face of anti-palm oil campaigns, calling it a raw material of fundamental importance for Italian industry.

Palm oil has come under attack in Italy – as it has elsewhere – for its links with deforestation in Southeast Asia, loss of habitats and biodiversity, and high levels of saturated fat. Politicians and NGOs, such as Il Fatto Alimentare … Read More

Malaysian Palm Oil Council: ‘Beyond Certification’?

In July, a number of environmental commentators talked about the state of certification in the palm oil market. Scott Poynton of The Forest Trust said parts of the industry – including his own organisation – are moving ‘beyond certification’.

Specifically, Poynton said: “The [top reasons the commodity supply chains need to move beyond certification] is that [first] the standards are too weak and have fallen behind the pace of innovation … Read More

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Shifting to Oil Palm

What leads a farmer to become small oil palm planter?

In improving the living conditions of farmers, perennial cash crops occupy a prominent place.
The plantations of cocoa, rubber, coffee and palm oil are well suited to agricultural development, and when they are owned and managed by small independent farmers, their impact on the economy of a country can be fundamental. We also attributed to them the development of countries … Read More

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Misconceptions about Cholesterol and Palm Oil

A classic misconception found with patients with cardiovascular disease, is to eat little cholesterol and little fat. While it has been taboo for many years, this is increasingly discussed, even to the point of being questioned.

Until now, there has been enough interest in cholesterol foods to let the unverified hypothesis grow that “by eating less food with cholesterol, we will end up with less cholesterol in atheroma plaque.”

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Cooking with PJ

When I’m back from the day’s training session, I like to cook a nice and tasty dinner, packing enough energy to get me through the training session of the next day. It is one of the basic rules to keep progressing as an athlete. For this video, I invite you in my kitchen to cook with me one of my favourite recipes. Carrots, pumpkins, palm oil and a nice piece … Read More

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Daily life of a farmer

24 hours with a farmer: an overview of the agricultural activities

As 3 million people around the world, a small farmer gets up early, before sunrise, in order to work on his field while it is fresh. Since the area of his plantation – 4 hectares – is adapted to his own work capacity, his wife can take care of the household or do the jobs that she likes.

The … Read More

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MPOC accoglie con favore le nuove risoluzioni sull’olio di palma

Kuala Lumpur – Il Consiglio Malese per l’Olio di Palma (MPOC) accoglie con favore le due risoluzioni sull’olio di palma presentate al Parlamento italiano dalla Deputata Dorina Banchi, appartenente al gruppo Nuovo Centrodestra-Alleanza Popolare, e dai Deputati Giovanni Monchiero, Pierpaolo Vargiu e Ilaria Capua del gruppo di Scelta Civica. Le risoluzioni evidenziano i benefici salutari, ambientali e economici relativi all’olio di palma e criticano fortemente la campagna discriminatoria contro quest’olio … Read More

Malaysian Palm Oil Council Welcomes New Palm Oil Resolution in Italy

The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) welcomes the two resolutions on palm oil submitted to the Italian Parliament by Nuovo Centrodestra MP Dorina Bianchi, and by the Scelta Civica MPs Giovanni Monchiero, Pierpaolo Vargiu and Ilaria Capua, on 30th July 2015. It is pleasing to see facts and reason set out in relation to palm oil.

The Resolutions outline the health, environmental and economic benefits of palm oil; and offers … Read More

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Olio di palma: Consiglio malese, bene risoluzioni Parlamento

“Le due risoluzioni evidenziano i benefici salutari, ambientali e economici relativi all’olio di palma, e criticano fortemente la campagna discriminatoria contro quest’olio attualmente in corso in Italia”. Lo afferma il Consiglio Malese per l’Olio di Palma (MPOC), che accoglie con favore le due risoluzioni sull’olio di palma presentate nel Parlamento italiano dalla deputata Dorina Banchi, appartenente al gruppo Nuovo Centrodestra-Alleanza Popolare e dai deputati Giovanni Monchiero, Pierpaolo Vargiu e Ilaria … Read More

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