Malaysian Palm Oil Overcoming Challenges to Feed the World

Vegetable oil demand is expected to reach 230 million tonnes by 2022, driven by a world population that is projected to reach 7.7 billion by that time. Palm oil, the world’s most land efficient oilseed, is expected to contribute 100 million tonnes by that time, from a total supply of 52 million tonnes today. Amid these forecasts issued by Asia Plantation and the US Department of Agriculture, environmental activists present … Read More

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Environmental Regulation and Rising Input Costs May Hamper Efforts to Meet Global Food Demand – Says OECD

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an international organization of 34 industrialized countries, recently pointed out that factors including environmental regulation and rising input costs might hurt our ability to meet future demand for food. Its remarks accompanied its estimate that the world will need to increase food and feed production by 60 percent by 2050 to meet rising demand, as populations grow and more people move away … Read More

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Small Farmers Launch New Online Platform to Tell Their Story

The debate over oil palm cultivation and development has considered the crop in isolation, dehumanizing a crop that has fed and provided employment to millions. But much as corn growers in Iowa in the United States, and rapeseed farmers in France, oil palm cultivation has provided invaluable benefits to people throughout the world and history. Among those important benefits, such as the superior land efficiency of oil palms and the … Read More

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Oil Palm Launches Investigative Reporting Series

Oil Palm Launches Investigative Reporting Series

4 July 2012

The Oil Palm launches today a series on issues impacting the global palm oil industry. In today’s first edition, freelance journalist Alex Singleton, goes deep into the heart of the Borneo to hear from experts on the state of the orang-utan and to explore the necessity of a ‘No Kill’ policy.

Sandakan, Sabah – If you listen to Western campaigners, you’ll … Read More

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Environmental Regulation and Rising Input Costs May Hamper Efforts to Meet Global Food Demand – Says OECD

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), an international organization of 34 industrialized countries, recently pointed out that factors including environmental regulation and rising input costs might hurt our ability to meet future demand for food. Its remarks accompanied its estimate that the world will need to increase food and feed production by 60 percent by 2050 to meet rising demand, as populations grow and more people move away … Read More

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Australian Government Aid Funding Anti-Palm Oil Activists

“End political use of Aid money” says Australian Institute of Public Affairs

Following the recent publication of a report exposing taxpayer funding of Western environmental NGOs (WENGOs) by Italian think tank Libertiamo, the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) has conducted its own research into the use of Australia’s aid budget.

IPA’s report finds that Australian aid dollars are also funding activities and political campaigns – waged by WENGOs and other … Read More

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UN’s IFAD Endorses Small Farmer Cultivation in Lead Up to Rio+20

IFAD’s President says small farmers and agricultural development are key to poverty reduction and food security.

Shortly after MPOC CEO Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiron praised small farmers for their role and enduring importance in economic and social development, Kanayo F. Nwanze, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), echoed his message in The Guardian. Mr. Nwanze discussed the need to support smallholder farmers, underscoring … Read More

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It is Time We Liberians Realize the Real Benefits of Oil Palm

It is my greatest hope and aspiration that we Liberians start to appreciate the crop seed: “OIL PALM” which PALM OIL is produced from, and together start learning techniques in planting, handling and caring for the crop.

 

Palm oil is now the most sought after edible oil in the world. The growing demand of palm oil around the world is more than just for cooking oil. It is the … Read More

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Small Farmers Launch New Online Platform to Tell Their Story

The debate over oil palm cultivation and development has considered the crop in isolation, dehumanizing a crop that has fed and provided employment to millions. But much as corn growers in Iowa in the United States, and rapeseed farmers in France, oil palm cultivation has provided invaluable benefits to people throughout the world and history. Among those important benefits, such as the superior land efficiency of oil palms and the … Read More

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Industry Efforts to Promote Palm Oil Stifled; Endangers Job Creation and Poverty Efforts

PETALING JAYA, July 8 The Belgian volunteer advertising arbiter, the Juridique Ethique Publicitaire (JEP), joined in the global campaign against palm oil with their decision against online advertisements by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC). This decision is yet another unprecedented effort by Europe to ensure Malaysia cannot promote palm oil and stifle speech and debate about the palm oil industry. Siding with Western environmental organizations against smallholders in Malaysia … Read More

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