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.Read More
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).
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 »Read More
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 »Read More
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.Read More