Red Palm Split Chicken

This week’s recipe brings a new twist to the traditional chicken breast. By using a Red Palm Oil and Spice paste to marinate the chicken, this every day dish is given a new flavor paired with vegetables makes for a great meal everyone can enjoy.


Two split chicken breasts

1 tbsp red palm oil

1 tbsp smoked paprika

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 shallot, thinly sliced

A sprinkle of … Read More


The Consequences of Getting It Wrong

In September 2012, Kabeh Sumbo, a Liberian entrepreneur, participated in a panel discussion at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City alongside her was President Ellen Johnson SirLeaf, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large Melanne Verveer and others.  The subject of the panel: the challenges facing women in the developing world.

Ms Sumbo offered a unique perspective as a woman that had to struggle to provide for her family until her establishment of … Read More


Refried Quinoa

Ready in just minutes, this dish complements dozens of entrées. Quinoa originated in the Andes mountains of Bolivia and Peru as a staple food of the Incas. The flavorful red palm oil in this recipe makes the flavor and the color pop!

1/4 cup red palm oil

1 onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, crushed

5 to 6 cups cooked and thoroughly cooled quinoa

In a cast iron skillet … Read More


The Brussels Biofuels Debate, Part III: MEP Vidal-Quadras Scraps ‘Deficient’ ILUC Factors From Commission’s Proposal

Spanish MEP and Draftsman for the influential Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE), Alejo Vidal-Quadras, has dismissed the European Commission’s proposal to introduce Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) factors as part of therevision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED).

MEP Vidal-Quadras’ report, submitted to the ITRE Committee in the European Parliament, states that, ‘not enough scientific evidence is available to introduce ILUC factors into EU legislation’ and recognizes that the … Read More


The Brussels Biofuels Debate, Part II: The French Attack Palm Oil Again

The French attack against palm oil continues, but this time out of Brussels. Corinne Lepage, a French Liberal MEP and the Rapporteur for the Revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), has called for the introduction of a full ILUC factor for biodiesel use in the EU, in a report submitted to the European Parliament. MEP Lepage paid no attention to the mounting body of evidence highlighting the inherent uncertainty … Read More


The Brussels Biofuels Debate, Part I: Palm Oil’s New Threat; The Revision of the Renewable Energy Directive and ILUC

The European Union is currently undergoing a revision of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), which governs the EU’s biofuels policy. The debate in Brussels has been marked by intense debate over the most controversial proposal in the legislation: the introduction of an Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) factor for biofuels. This new move is a transparent attempt by politicians in Europe to make it more difficult to export palm oil … Read More


Palm Oil Bread

Bread has become a staple in diets across the globe. This week, we’re featuring a bread with a unique look and taste that is simply delicious. 

3/4 cups warm water

1 teaspoon sugar

2 teaspoons dry yeast

1/6 cup palm oil

1/4 cup cane sugar

2 cups whole wheat flour

1.5+ cups all purpose flour

1 pinch tablespoon salt

Put warm water in a large mixing bowl and … Read More


New orang-utans populations discovered and protected in Malaysia

Malaysian government authorities have committed to protect a population of newly discovered orang-utans. The commitment highlights Malaysian conservation initiatives which effectively protect the country’s orang-utan populations and biodiversity.

The announcement calls into question accusations made by Western campaigners that orang-utans are threatened with rapid extinction in Malaysia, and that the palm oil industry is responsible for driving the alleged extinction.

While some forest lands zoned for agricultural development have been … Read More


Allegations Against Malaysian Palm Oil Industry on Orang-utans Unfounded; Disruptive to Conservation Efforts

The Malaysian government and palm oil industry today mark the start of the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Colloquium (SWCC 2012), which aims to highlight conservation efforts undertaken in the Borneo. The conference underlines the efforts of the Malaysian government and the palm oil industrywith regards to biodiversity conservation and CSR programs, and to highlight conservation studies by reputable research institutions and conservation NGOs. In addition, three State Action Plans will be … Read More


Kelewele – Spicy Fried Plantains

Originally from Ghana, these flavorful fried plantain cubes are now served around the world. Consider adding nutmeg, cinnamon or red pepper flakes to give it your own twist!


4 -6 plantains, bananas, ripe, but not past ripe, peeled and cut into bite-sized cubes

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper or 1/2 teaspoon red pepper

1/2 teaspoon peeled grated fresh gingerroot

1 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons water

palm oil for frying

Directions:Read More