This is the second booklet in the Q&A Series on Palm Oil, entitled Palm oil’s role in a balanced diet: An interview with Dr Jean-Michel Lecerf. Dr Jean-Michel Lecerf is Head of Nutrition Department, Pasteur Institute in Lille, France.Understanding the science behind health and nutrition including the role of oils and fats – is critical […]

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Malaysian Palm Oil Council has produced a new publication entitled The Quintessential Palm Oil: For People, Planet and Profit. This is the second book in the World Palm Portraits series, in which entries especially winning photographs from the photography competition are featured. The 60-page book contains palm oil snippets and information on the characteristics and […]

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The year 2011 was both remarkable and significant for the Malaysian palm oil industry which recorded its highest ever earnings of RM80.40 billion, surpassing the RM65.2 billion mark recorded in 2008 by 23.3%. This impressive achievement was mainly due to an increase in the average annual price of crude palm oil as well as exports […]

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A recipe booklet titled Penang Street Food was published in conjunction with Battle of Penang Hawker Masters 2012, which took place from November 20-25, 2012. The competition themed “Cooking with the World’s Best Oil,” required contestants  to use palm based ingredients for their food, such as, palm-based santan, condensed milk as well as cooking oil. […]

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The downturn in global oils and fats prices also affected palm oil, resulting in lower than expected performance by the Malaysian palm oil industry. The average CPO price was 21.1% lower than a year earlier. However, palm oil exports increased by 3.3% to 18.14 million tonnes, from 17.57 million tonnes. Exports of palm-based products also […]

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Palm oil is the newest world commodity, but is already the target of scare-mongering that mixes bad science with poor knowledge.Those who would deny Malaysian palm oil its place are putting out one-sided stories that appeal to romanticism and nostalgia. BUT: Are primary rainforests really being cleared wholesale for oil palm planting? Are endangered wildlife […]

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Year 2010 had been reasonably good for the Malaysian palm oil industry. Prices began an upward trend in the third quarter, recording a healthy increase of 30%, with reliable predictions that prices may continue to remain high through to the second quarter of 2011 – Dato’ Lee Yeow Chor, Chairman Malaysian palm oil recorded a higher […]

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