Malaysian Palm Oil Council

environment & sustainability

Malaysia-EU Relations

Michalis Rokas, the European Union’s ambassador to Malaysia, sat down with Bernama TV’s Danial Rahman to discuss the current state of Malaysia-EU relations. In the “The Nation” programme, titled “Malaysia-EU Relations,” Rokas offered insight into the dynamic between the two nations and the potential for future cooperation. The interview provides a valuable look into the …

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Why palm oil is key for food security and sustainability

Sustainability has rightfully been becoming more mainstream in the public’s consciousness in recent years. This is in response to mankind facing ever greater climate-related challenges. Among the main knock-on concerns associated with a worsening climate is its implications on our food security. Put simply, the United Nations estimates that by 2050, the world must feed …

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Dayak Oil Palm Planters Association Urges EU to Support Indigenous Farmers

The Sarawak Dayak Oil Palm Planters Association (DOPPA) is urging the European Union Parliament to support indigenous Dayak oil palm farmers in Malaysia. The DOPPA had raised concerns about the introduction of the EU Corporate Sustainable Due Diligence (CSDD) on the import of palm oil by European countries. “The EU’s action against palm oil may have a …

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EU Exclusion of Palm-based Bioenergy Will Fail Its Ambitions to Decarbonise

Increasing the use of sustainable bioenergy is the most effective way to reduce the carbon intensity of fuels for the transport and energy sectors in the European Union. Wastes and residues from agricultural activities have the best potential to deliver zero-emissions energy as traditional sources of farm emissions from the biodegradation of farm wastes are …

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Is palm oil really bad


Palm oil finds its use in almost everything from food to cosmetics to confectionaries. In reality, nearly 50% of the world’s population relies on the use of palm oil.

Every crop, when cultivated, leaves some impacts which may be positive and negative. In the case of edible oil crops, many effects are apparent on the environment and human health.

Undoubtedly, palm oil is notorious for having some adverse consequences on forest cover and natural habitats. But the extent of these effects is far less than other edible vegetable oils, including mustard oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, flaxseed oil, groundnut oil, etc.


Sustainablre palm oil or no-palm oil


Everything we use in our life has both positive and negative impacts on us. Now it is up to us to manage the effects positively or negatively. Similar is the case with the use and cultivation of palm oil.

Palm oil is not only a prominent component in food manufacturing. But it has wide-ranging applications in different fields of life, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, industrial features, animal feed, and health benefits.


Is Malaysian Palm Oil Sustainable


Palm oil is considered the most widely produced oil, with broad applications from the food industry to pharmaceuticals. Palm oil makes up 40% of worldwide vegetable oil consumption. It does not occupy a large area for its production, which increases its importance in other edible vegetable oils. Another striking attribute of palm oil is its yield which is very high compared to other vegetable oils.


Is Malaysia deforested

IS MALAYSIA DEFORESTED? The reality of disinformation

Malaysia is among the few countries which are famous for its most complex rainforest ecosystems in the world. The country is rich in fertile soil and natural resources, fertile soil, and high rainfall. Contrary to the decade-long campaigns spreading rumors that Malaysia has a ‘high deforestation rate,’ the country is still predominantly forested. It constitutes 54% of the total land of the country. The number is surprising after 63 long years of independence. It is interesting to know how a country that primarily depends on natural resources could maintain extensive forest cover.