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Nation 26 Sep 2016 | 12:00 AM

Exceptions to the rule

RSPO principles do not apply to every situation and there should be some compromise when and where necessary.

Palm Voices 20 Jun 2016 | 12:00 AM

Demonising imports a failed economic strategy

HOW to grow the European economy? A question that has dominated European politics since the banking crisis. Speeches have been made, and solutions proffered by Francois Hollande, Angela Merkel, Jean-Claude Juncker and many others. The prescriptions differ, but one theme is more or less constant – trade.

Palm Voices 30 May 2016 | 12:00 AM

Palm oil tax an unhealthy move

Proposed French tax could lead to higher usage of trans fats in food, which are bad for health.

Palm Voices 09 May 2016 | 12:00 AM

Big impact on small farmers

Like any other cash crop, oil palm has its highs and lows, and is subject to challenges and obstacles. And now smallholders may bear the brunt of import tax rise.

Nation 29 Feb 2016 | 12:00 AM

Biodiversity on oil palm estates

Palm Voices - By Pierre Bois d’Enghien
Study finds that plantations provide habitat and fodder for myriad species.