Western Elitist Media Bias Against Palm Oil Continues – False Representation by BBC and Others

A new piece of research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on mangrove forests has prompted a number of media outlets to make palm oil the story.

Headlines have appeared on the BBC declaring a ‘Rice and palm oil risk to mangroves’. The stories claim that rice and oil palm development is responsible for 38 per cent of mangrove deforestation.

But what are the facts?… Read More

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Malaysia is Green and Growing

More than 190 countries met in Paris last month, on the occasion of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21), and reached a deal to address the issue of climate change. As always, forests and emissions from deforestation received attention throughout the conference.

In this context, it is more important than ever to draw public attention to the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA) 2015 report from the UN … Read More

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Davos and Food security: The facts on oilseed efficiency

In the debate over the sustainability of palm oil, an important parameter to consider is the yield of the plantations – in effect, the efficiency by which each oil is produced, and the amount of land it takes up.

Why is this an important metric ? Because it can tell us about the global environmental impact of the crop.

Oil palm’s great advantage is that it can meet both the … Read More

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Perché tutti odiano l’olio di palma

Soia e colza contro cocco e palma. Non è un gioco di parole, bensì una battaglia. Iniziata negli anni ’80 tra gli oli derivati da questi vegetali, quando né le etichette dei nostri cibi, né la stampa, né la tv locale mostravano alcun interesse a indicare la presenza di uno degli ingredienti oggi invece più bastonati dell’industria locale. Sì, lui: l’olio di palma. Un grasso che, in … Read More

The European Push for Sustainable Palm Oil

The rotating EU Presidency now rests in the hands of the Dutch Government, for the first six months of 2016. The Dutch EU Presidency has shown recent signs that it intends to push for greater scrutiny of palm oil that comes into Europe. This could mark the first time that an EU Council Presidency has made palm oil a strategic focus of their sustainability agenda.

First, and foremost on the … Read More

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I rapaci, le piantagioni e anche le raffinerie: olio di palma, ciò che non sapete

Dai rapaci ai frutti, dalle piantagioni alla lavorazione in raffineria, poi i camion e il marchio di sostenibilità: tutto quello che non sapete sull’olio di palma.

Il rapace notturno e la sua casetta – Questa specie di barbagianni malese è un rapace notturno. Viene utilizzato nelle piantagioni malesi di olio di palma per ridurre l’impatto ambientale. Infatti questo carnivoro da la caccia ai topi che sono molto ghiotti dei frutti … Read More