Unmask the palm oil, but get your facts straight

Yes, unmask palm oil, but get your facts straight   The recent "Unmask Palm Oil" campaign circulating around New Zealand and Australia is a...

Uncertainty Prevails On What Really Constitutes High Carbon Stocks For Land That...

Forests form about 30% of the world's land area. They carry out very important ecological functions in the world, one of which is to remove carbon dio...

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...

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 Truth About Palm Oil: Malaysia’s Sustainable Gift to the World

Responsibly cultivated palm oil is more environmentally beneficial than any other oil crop. Malaysia is a world model for sustainable palm oil product...

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...

Stop Burning Rain Forests for Palm Oil

In the Tripa forest in Indonesia's Aceh province, the rare Sumatran orangutans were dying. Flames devoured the trees, smoke filled the air and the red...

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...

Palm Oil Biofuel: Its Sustainability, Direct and Indirect Land Use Effects

Fossil fuel usage is a leading cause of GHG emission. Its replacement by biofuels is, thus, expected to result in benefits to the environment in terms...

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