Malaysian Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister, the Hon. Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong is a veteran of politics. He hails from Perak, one of the top three palm oil-producing states in Peninsular Malaysia and an area with a long history of commodity development. He grew up in his constituency, Teluk Intan, seeing at first-hand the positive impact of palm oil on the livelihood of smallholders. He was appointed to his … Read More
Kuala Lumpur – The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) condemns the vote in Tuscany’s Regional Council in favour of a discriminatory ban removing palm oil products from public tenders. The proposed ban was passed thanks to votes from Prime Minister Renzi’s Democratic Party, despite the proposal having zero scientific or environmental evidence behind it.
The CEO of MPOC, Dr Yusof Basiron, issued the following statement:
“The decision by Prime Minister … Read More
A bizarre decision by a local school board in Switzerland could have significant ramifications for a trade deal between some non-EU European countries and Malaysia. The Italian Swiss Canton School Board has decided to ban palm oil from public schools, in a knee-jerk response to some anti-palm oil campaigns. That the decision has no scientific rationale behind it whatsoever should be one concern – not to mention that it will … Read More
Every year since 2012, Socialist Party politicians in France often supported by the French Government have attempted to place a tax on Palm Oil products.
The most recent attempt was defeated in July 2016, thanks to a strong campaign from producing countries. However, French lawmakers have since announced that they will take two actions. First, they will re-examine taxation on all vegetable oils. Second, they will introduce a Sustainability Criteria … Read More
Recently, two US universities launched an unprovoked attack on the Malaysian Palm Oil industry, peddling misleading statistics about the haze event of 2015. Greenpeace has used these erroneous figures to spread fears about Malaysian Palm Oil, including at the EPOC Conference currently underway in Warsaw.
Harvard and Columbia Universities launched a report that attempted to quantify the number of deaths from the haze event of 2015. In doing so, they … Read More
Palm Oil Imports Add $39bn to Global Economy; Create 2.9 Million Jobs
Kuala Lumpur (5 October 2016) – The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) commissioned the London based consulting firm Europe Economics to quantify the enormous benefits of palm oil for the world economy.
Pierre Garello is a Professor of Economics at Université Aix-Marseille in France. During the debate on the French Biodiversity Bill in 2016, Professor Garello presented a study on the Economic Facts About Palm Oil Taxation in France, outlining why a new Palm Oil tax was ‘factually and materially wrong’.
Q – French Senators put forward in early 2016 a proposal for an additional tax on Palm Oil. As … Read More
Chef Domenico, an Italian Chef de Cuisine for Favola Restaurant, is interviewed by Chef Budiman, an Executive Sous Chef, on the preferred healthy cooking oil for international cuisine.Both chefs are from Le Meridien KL.
Chef Takao Ando, owner of Fukuya Restaurant, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia explains why Malaysian palm oil is perfect for Japanese Cuisine!
Chef Jean Michel Loubatieres was a lecturer at Taylor’s University. His colourful experience also includes working as a consultant for St Regis, a pastry chef at Song Saa Private Island Resort (Cambodia) and a butcher at Boucherie Charcuterie Traiteur LOUBATIERES.