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‘Meaningless certification’: Study makes the case against ‘sustainable’ palm oil

A new study on certified oil palm plantations and their links to past deforestation has sparked a debate over whether they can be considered sustainable if they’re established on once-forested land.

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Tap North-East to promote oil palm cultivation: OPDPA

The association has called for a stable pricing mechanism to be put in place to protect oil palm growers from price fluctuations. It has also sought minimum support price (MSP) for the crop as …

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Does coconut oil really threaten more species than palm oil? No, it doesn’t. (commentary)

… the journal Current Biology examines the environmental impact of different oil crops like oil palm and coconut by quantifying the number of species that have been threatened by each. The …

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‘Palm oil is God’s gift’: Malaysia fights international criticism with new slogan

Malaysia, the world’s second largest palm oil producer and exporter, has said it will fight growing anti-palm oil sentiment around the world with a new slogan: “Palm oil is God’s gift”.

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Asian palm oil producers forecast lower output in 2020

Total palm oil output in top producers Indonesia and Malaysia is expected to fall in 2020 hampered by a labour shortage, and last year’s dry weather and lower fertiliser application, the Council of …

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Malaysia Losing up to 25% of Palm Oil Yield Due to Labour Crunch: MPOA

Malaysia is losing up to 25% of its potential palm oil yield due to a labour shortage that is expected to worsen in the coming months, the Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) said on Monday. The …

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Claim that coconut oil is worse for biodiversity than palm oil sparks furious debate

A laborer climbs a tree to pluck coconuts at a farm on the outskirts of Bangalore, India. By Dyna Rochmyaningsih Jul. 17, 2020 , 3:55 PM Palm oil has a bad reputation—but is coconut oil worse? A new …

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Certified ‘sustainable’ palm oil fields endanger mammal habitats and biodiverse tropical forests over 30 years

Global concern has risen around the “sustainability” of palm oil in terms of global exportation and the impact on the environment in recent years. Therefore, in 2004, stakeholders from palm oil …

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Malaysia palm oil June end-stocks fall as exports surge 25%

Malaysia’s palm oil inventories fell 6.3% at end-June from a month earlier as a leap in exports amid an easing of coronavirus curbs outpaced a surprise jump in production, official data showed on …

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‘Poor Man’s Oil’ Image Is Ruining Sales in Top Palm Market

As the highest ranks of the world’s palm oil industry gathered in a virtual conference last month, it became clear they were anxious about the same issue: The oil has a severe image problem in …

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