Palm Oil & Protectionism: Fact-checking the European Parliament Report

Ahead of the vote on Palm Oil & Deforestation in the European Parliament on April 4th, The Oil Palm is fact-checking the Environment Committee’s Report.

Here are the Facts.

#8 – Competing Oilseeds

Claim

In Paragraph 83, the Report states –

Recommends finding and promoting more sustainable alternatives for biofuel use, such as European oils produced from domestically cultivated rape and sunflower seeds

Truth

The ENVI Report openly … Read More

Palm Oil & Biofuels: Fact-checking the European Parliament Report

Ahead of the vote on Palm Oil & Deforestation in the European Parliament on April 4th, The Oil Palm is fact-checking the Environment Committee’s Report.

Here are the Facts.

#6 – Expansion of Oil Palm

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In Recital N, the Report states –

Oil palm cultivation is also taking off in other Asian countries, as well as in Africa and Latin America, where new plantations are constantly being Read More

Palm Oil & Environment: Fact-checking the European Parliament Report

Ahead of the vote on Palm Oil & Deforestation in the European Parliament on April 4th, The Oil Palm is fact-checking the Environment Committee’s Report.

Here are the Facts.

#4 – Environment

Claim

In Recital L, the Report states –

The establishment of palm oil plantations is resulting in massive forest fires, the drying up of rivers, soil erosion, peatland drainage, pollution of waterways and overall loss of Read More

Palm Oil & Trade: Fact-Checking the European Parliament Report

Ahead of the vote on Palm Oil & Deforestation in the European Parliament on April 4th, The Oil Palm is fact-checking the Environment Committee’s Report.

Here are the Facts.

#2 – Customs

Claim

In Paragraph 47, the Report states –

Calls on the Commission to consider applying different customs duty schemes reflecting the real costs associated with environmental burden; consider the introduction and application of non-discriminatory tariff and Read More

European Parliament Report on Palm Oil: Read the Facts

Ahead of the vote on Palm Oil & Deforestation in the European Parliament on April 4th, The Oil Palm is fact-checking the Environment Committee’s Report.

Here are the Facts.

#1 – Certification

Claim

In Paragraph 42, the Report states –

Major certification schemes do not effectively prohibit their members from converting rainforests or peatlands into palm plantations; considers therefore major certification schemes fail to effectively limit greenhouse gas Read More

ICYMI: A Message to President Hollande: Support Palm Oil

In an opinion editorial featured in The Star, Belgian agronomist Pierre Bois d’Enghien writes about this week’s visit of French President Francois Hollande to Malaysia – and why the President should guarantee that Palm Oil will not be taxed in France.

The Star: A Message to President Hollande: Support Palm Oil

By Pierre Bois d’Enghien

‘Francois Hollande’s visit to Malaysia is important for French business: according to French media Read More

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Statement from Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong following European Parliament Report on Palm Oil and Deforestation

The Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, YB Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong expressed concern on the recent voting of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety of the European Parliament (ENVI Committee) on Motion 2016/2222(INI) which includes opinions of the  Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI), the Committee on International Trade (INTA), and the Committee on Development (DEVE) for a European Parliament Resolution on Palm … Read More

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The European Parliament’s Deeply-Flawed Campaign Against Palm Oil

The European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety is set to vote on a deeply-flawed draft report that contains a number of falsehoods about Palm Oil.

Let’s set the record straight.

Myth #1: The draft report claims that “Cultivation of palm oil over the last 20 years has been the cause of 20% of all deforestation.”

Fact: This is completely false and has disproved by the EU’s … Read More

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