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    Palm Oil’s Growing Potential
    This plant spawns food, fuel and potential medicines.
    Oil palms — tropical trees that provide palm oil — have played a long role in human history. In fact,
    some research suggests that our ancestors used palm oil as early as 3000 bce. READ MORE
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    Ronald Zwart
    " The oil is being used as
    a raw material for renewable diesel”
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    Weng-Yew “Jeremy” Wong

    " tocotrienols reduced tumor development

    and blood-vessel development in the tumors
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    Dr. Chandon K. Sen
    " palm oil vitamin E, in the tocotrienol variant,
    is a far more potent antioxidant
    than tocopherols”
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    Amy Rice
    " Vitamin A deficiency is a very big problem
    in developing countries
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    Ammu Kutty Radhakrishnan
    " Many studies indicated that tocotrienols
    have anticancer properties, and some
    even suggested possible mechanisms.
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    KC Hayes
    " Palm oil gets a bad rap because
    of its saturated fatty acids.
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  • Palm Responsibly

    This is a story about palm oil and Malaysia, a remarkable product and a beautiful, welcoming country where growth and new industry are lifting millions out of poverty and helping a developing nation truly develop.

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    Wretched of the earth redux

    In 1927, German Protestant pastor Fritz Jahr coined the term “bioethics,” describing the moral and philosophical reflection that the application of new science and technology requires. Nearly 90 years later, this topic cannot be ignored as the…

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  • Palm Oil Biodiesel

    Palm oil together with corn, rapeseed, soybean and sugar cane are viable feedstocks for use as first generation biofuel.
    According to the Food and Agriculture Authority (FAO) from a sustainability perspective, biofuels offer both advantages (energy security, GHG reductions, reduced air pollution) and risks (intensive use of resources, monocultures, reduced biodiversity and even higher GHG through land use change).

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    Interview with Jean Graille

    Dr. Graille, a scientist with CIRAD, a French research institute working with developing nations on agricultural issues, discusses the poor understanding of fats and oils in France and Europe more generally. He also addresses the “unfair demonization” of palm oil and gives a science-based perspective on some of the issues concerning the product as a… Read more »

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    Seeking a Better Vitamin E

    Researching Update with Chandan Sen. Why are the tocotrienols in palm oil getting so much attention by researchers? Over the last 30 years, scientific studies have shown that palm oil vitamin E, in the tocotrienol variant, is a far more potent antioxidant than tocopherols. Facts on Palm Oil Palm oil is an edible oil from… Read more »

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    Moving Forward: Palm Perceptions

    In Europe and particularly in France a steady stream of negative commentary is a fact of life. Whether the product production process is detrimental to the environment or the end product is not good for one’s health, the negative propaganda barrage is ongoing and not necessarily truthful.

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