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?
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.
SUSTAINABLE 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? 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.
GMO foods and its effects on health: Is palm oil non-GMO?
WHAT IS GMO?
GMOs, generally pronounced as genetically modified organisms, come from using the specific techniques of genetic engineering. The food we obtain from such modified organisms is commonly known as genetically modified food.