Olio di palma, un grasso naturale ostaggio di false credenze?

La prevenzione delle malattie cardiovascolari, non dipende dalla riduzione o dall’aumento del consumo di olio di palma. Guy-André Pelouze (chirurgo cardiotoracico): L’olio di palma è un olio vegetale ben bilanciato. Non è più dannoso di altri oli. Basta mantenere un’alimentazione equilibrata.

Torniamo a parlare dell’olio di palma e del dibattito che lo ha visto protagonista in particolare negli ultimi anni. Se da una parte esperti nutrizionisti lo hanno condannato per

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Fats and Mortality: Beginning of the End of a Myth

The conventional wisdom that saturated fats are problematic for human nutrition is simply not credible any more, in the face of increasing scientific evidence. The latest evidence comes from De Souza et al, who have published in the British Medical Journal (http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h3978) looking into saturated fat consumption. I will examine the scientific details in this blogpost – but the important headline is that we, as medical professionals, media, … Read More


Why do I serve palm oil to my friends?

This is a question I get asked a lot, as I play host to my friends for dinner, including cooking for them (which you can see in my video on The Oil Palm).

When we’re eating dinner, they are always looking a bit confused when they see the slightly orange coloured chicken breast on their plate, probably wondering what this is! They want to know what is responsible for this … Read More


Protecting Biodiversity and Natural Resources

As an expert in environment and agriculture, I have been studying and working with oil palm for many years. I have worked with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and many other sustainability-focused initiatives, and the question of protecting biodiversity is always at the top of people’s minds.

A question many people ask me is whether biodiversity is well-protected within the palm oil industry? Are the small producers, for … Read More

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Palm Oil is an Excellent Cooking Oil: Heat-Resistant and Healthy

In an article published recently, The UK Daily Telegraph journalist Robert Mendick wrote about how vegetable oils become toxic when heated, because they release “toxic cancer-causing chemicals”. In this article, five different fats are compared: two saturated fats (coconut oil and butter) and three vegetable, highly-unsaturated oils (extra virgin olive oil, corn and sunflower oil).

It is indeed true that not all fats are equal. It is also true that … Read More


MPOC Launches New Italian Web Platform

The Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) today launches a new Italian-language educational platform on palm oil, to correct the misinformation about palm oil in Italy, and promote the facts about the benefits of oil palm cultivation.

The new platform outlines the environmental and health benefits of palm oil, and corrects misinformation that has been spread in recent discriminatory anti-palm oil campaigns led by Il Fatto Alimentare.

Dr Yusof Basiron, CEO … Read More

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MPOC lancia in Italia la nuova piattaforma informativa sull’olio di palma

Oggi il Consiglio Malese per l’Olio di Palma (MPOC) lancia in Italia una nuova piattaforma informativa, completamente in italiano, sull’olio di palma: The Oil Palm: La verità sull’olio di palma. Obiettivo del portale è divulgare informazioni corrette sull’olio di palma e promuovere i benefici delle coltivazioni di palma da olio.

La nuova piattaforma evidenzia i numerosi vantaggi ambientali e salutari dell’olio di palma e corregge le tante informazioni errate … Read More

My Two Passions Athletics and Science

In this new video, Belgian champion PJ Hannes explains how science and athletics are two important passions in his life. By studying chemistry and working with nutritionists, he understood the importance of diet and nutrition for athletes. Palm oil is a big part of his diet as it provides beneficial properties with a balanced fat content and vital betacarotenes, as well as enough energy for a good day of Read More


The Anti-Palm Oil Campaign with No Basis in Science

In November 2012, palm oil definitively entered the French media landscape during parliamentary discussions on what was at the time christened as the so-called ‘Nutella Amendment’ or ‘Nutella Tax’. A prodigious number of articles were published at that time. And, stemming from its omnipresence in the media, palm oil then became a major topic of public debate.

What fertile ground for a smear campaign! Palm oil was accused of everything … Read More


Italia raddoppia import 2015 olio di palma dalla Malesia

KUALA LUMPUR (MALESIA) – Raddoppiano in Italia nel 2015 le importazione di olio di palma dalla Malesia.

Tra gennaio e ottobre, infatti, in Italia sono arrivate 307 mila tonnellate di olio malese, contro le 184 mila tonnellate dello scorso anno.

E’ il quadro tracciato da Choo Yuen May, direttore generale dell’agenzia governativa Malaysian palm oil board (Mpob), che si occupa della parte industriale del prodotto di punta del Paese che … Read More