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.
Green NGOs, anti-biofuel campaigners and competing vegetable oils producers are starting to escalate their campaign against Palm Oil ahead of the revision of Renewable Energy Directive (RED) that will occur later this year.
The anti-palm oil campaign has recruited politicians, including Member of the European Parliament Maria Teresa Giménez Barbat, a “centre-right liberal” to launch one of the first attacks. Recently, she authored a parliamentary question that condemned the use … Read More
Kuala Lumpur (21 July 2016) – The proposed French Palm Oil tax has been definitively rejected, following the final decision by the French National Assembly yesterday.
The French Government, National Assembly, and Senate have now all confirmed the rejection of the Palm Oil tax. This decision is a strong statement towards strengthening the relations between France and Malaysia.
The French Government has stated that it will review the taxation of … Read More
Test from German consumer association shows the problem is in refining.
ROME (ANSA) – The spread with the highest number of GE and 3-MCPD contaminants, does not contain palm oil but rather sunflower oil. GE is a substance with glycerol on which EFSA, the European Food Safety Authority, has recently published a study assessing the risks to public health. This finding in relation to sunflower oil is concluded by Stiftung … Read More
Kuala Lumpur (13 July 2016) – The Malaysian Palm Oil Council congratulates French Senators who have confirmed the deletion of the discriminatory Palm Oil tax during the Senate Plenary session this week.
The French Government, National Assembly, and Senate have now all confirmed the rejection of the palm oil tax. This decision must be upheld, now and in the future.
The French Government has stated that it will review the … Read More
Kuala Lumpur (6 July 2016) – The Malaysian Palm Oil Council congratulates the French Senators who have confirmed the deletion of the discriminatory palm oil tax during the Sustainable Development Committee meeting today, following the earlier rejection of the tax by the National Assembly in June.
The Senate will now have a chance to put an end to the palm oil tax campaign by confirming the deletion of the tax … Read More
Trade is critical to Malaysian Palm Oil.
This means that Malaysia’s trade agreements – and proposed trade agreements – are of substantial importance to the industry.
So what’s at stake?
The Malaysia-EFTA agreement generally doesn’t get a lot of attention; … Read More
How to grow the European economy? A question that has dominated European politics since the banking crisis. Speeches have been made, and solutions proffered, by Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel, Jean-Claude Juncker, and many others. The prescriptions differ, but one theme is more or less constant: trade.
By Dr Yusof Basiron, CEO of MPOC
European leaders have travelled far and wide promoting European trade, and lavish welcomes are afforded in Rome, … Read More
Discover the latest video with French Chef Frederic Raymond Paul Cerchi
Chef Frederic Raymond Paul Cerchi is Program Director at Taylor’s University on Patisserie and Gastronomic. Originally from South France, he has been cooking for many prestigious restaurants, including Michelin starred restaurants. He previously worked in Paris, Brussels, Aswan, Amsterdam, Bangkok and Marrakech.
Kuala Lumpur (23 June 2016) – The Malaysian Palm Oil Council congratulates the French National Assembly MPs who rejected the palm oil tax during their plenary session yesterday, confirming the deletion of the discriminatory tax against palm oil.
The Senate will now have a chance to put an end to the protectionist palm oil tax campaign by confirming the deletion of the tax when it meets in early July.
The … Read More