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 …
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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Block chain and palm oil
PALM OIL AND BLOCKCHAIN:
Agriculture plays an indispensable role in the economy of any country. Its role in maintaining the employment rate of the country is also commendable.
Is palm oil really bad
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.