Malaysian Peat Soils are Different from Temperate Peat Soils and Have Lower Co2 ...

Peat soils in their natural state are wet with very high water table near to the soil surface. They are also soft as they are organic (made up of main...

The Role of the Malaysian Palm Oil Industry in Wildlife Conservation in Sabah; T...

According to Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD), Malaysia is one of the major producers of palm oil and Sabah produces 30% of Malaysian total palm oil ou...

Palm oil sustainability: A sensitive issue due for exponential growth

Manufacturers are increasingly sensitive to sustainability issues around palm oil, but it would be disastrous to stop using it altogether, says secret...

Can ‘Sustainable’ palm oil slow deforestation?

Malaysia-based United Plantations marked the beginning of a new era for the controversial palm oil market last November with its first certified "sust...

Field visit to tell a more compelling story on palm oil in Europe

To better understand challenges of sustainable palm oil, several European alliances for sustainable palm oil visited both Malaysia and Indonesia last ...

Oil Palm Genome Breakthrough

Malaysian Palm Oil Board’s discovery of the genetic mechanism that causes mantled oil palms has gained the study a front cover spot in the world-renow...

Palm Oil: Good or Bad?

All around the world, palm oil consumption is increasing. However, it is a highly controversial food. On one hand, it’s reported to provide several he...

Oil palm has closest resemblance to forest than other major oil crops

What is a forest?  It may surprise you to know that there are more than 800 definitions for ‘forests and wooded areas’ in the world, according to a...

Palm Oil – How It Has Helped the Orang Asli Community to Improve Their Liv...

Palm oil plantations have been labelled as a major contributor towards deforestation and biodiversity loss in the tropical regions. Besides loss of bi...

Is ‘Sustainable’ Palm Oil Actually Sustainable? Behind the Label

After years of controversy over widespread palm oil use, sustainable palm oil is being adopted by the world’s leading manufacturers, from small organi...

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