Landslide Victory for the Malaysian Palm Oil Food Truck Tour de France

This past weekend, Paris-based chef, David Martin’s Food Truck Tour de France, made stops in Lyon and Bordeaux, two French cities known for their gastronomy and wine, to present his new French-inspired recipes, cooked with Malaysian Palm Oil. Photos of the chef’s Food Truck journey are online here.

Chef Martin’s Food Truck was a huge success as hundreds of French consumers gathered around his Food Truck to taste dishes … Read More


This Weekend: Palm Oil Food Truck Visits Lyon and Bordeaux

French Chef David Martin has new Palm Oil recipes for French consumers to discover

After the successes of the Palm Oil Food Truck in La Defense and Foire de Paris earlier this year, Chef David Martin is back behind the wheel of his moving kitchen. Chef Martin will be parking his Food Truck in Lyon and Bordeaux, two French cities known for their gastronomy and wine. The Chef will be … Read More


Will Major Purchasers Support Small Farmers?

There is a real test brewing for the world’s major purchasers at November’s RSPO Roundtable and General Assembly.

It is this: do these companies support the livelihoods of small farmers?

This test is about the problems that new planting procedure (NPP) under the RSPO have created for small farmers.

The problems are so acute that there are not just one, but two resolutions calling for the NPP to be reviewed … Read More


Don’t miss Champion Pieter-Jan Hannes’ interview on Actua TV!

This weekend from Saturday to Sunday, Actua TV in Belgium will broadcast an exclusive interview with champion runner Pieter-Jan Hannes. Three times Belgian champion cross country running and European junior champion in 1500m, represented Belgium this year in the Olympic Games in Rio, reaching the semi-finals of the 1500m.

A young and promising athlete, Pieter-Jan will discuss his healthy lifestyle and how he came to use palm oil as part … Read More


Chatting About France and Palm Oil with Ministers, MPs, and Chefs

Lunch with Malaysian Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong led to a lot of interesting conclusions… How do French consumers feel about palm oil? Do Malaysians follow the French media debate? And where is my Food Truck going next?

When you work in the food sector, every day holds its fair share of surprises. One has to understand that being a chef it isn’t only about the cooking. It’s about … Read More


Chef David Martin’s cooking recipes – Alloco my way

French Chef David Martin continues his culinary journey by bringing you his new recipe, revisiting the Alloco african dish. Chef Martin’s latest creation is an ideal vegetarian recipe, healthy and tasty, that you can easily make at home. Not only is the Chef sharing with you his latest recipe, he also teaches you about his cooking techniques using Malaysian red Palm Oil, oil that is 100% trans fat free.

Part I – The day before the race

Go behind the scenes and discover Belgian champion Pieter-Jan Hannes’ training and nutrition regime the day before an important competition in Belgium. P-J is one of the most promising athletes in Belgium. After winning gold at the European under-23 1500m and Cross Country Championship and reaching the semi-finals at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, he is now ready for his next challenge: the 2017 World Championships in London. Stay … Read More


RSPO: Room for improvement

RSPO is generally considered the ‘gold standard’ for palm oil certification. There are good reasons for this. The organisation and its processes have been in place for more than ten years. It has a broad range of stakeholder input. It has ‘brand recognition’ among producers, financial institutions, purchasers and other bodies.

But there is no doubt that the focus of the scheme is Southeast Asia. This isn’t surprising. Close to … Read More

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