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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 04 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Booster for global economies

New research shows palm oil’s impact on revenues worldwide.

Palm Voices 07 Jan 2019 | 12:00 AM

Putting on the brakes

Restricting oil palm expansion in the name of sustainability – does it work?

Palm Voices 17 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM

In defence of Palm Oil

MALAYSIA is a country that is built for business and trade. We are relatively small geographically and in population terms, but we have a dynamic economy, a skilled and educated workforce, and we are situated at the crossroads of strategically important trading routes.

Palm Voices 16 Sep 2017 | 12:00 AM

Ethical labelling the way to go

It is well known that palm oil has faced significant problems in Europe, including negative public opinion influenced by negative labelling of food products. What is less well known is that such negative influences are creeping into Malaysian life as well.

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.

Palm Voices 03 Dec 2018 | 12:00 AM

Sticking to the facts helps more

A controversial Greenpeace film about the plight of the orang utan in Indonesia and Malaysia completely ignores the reality on the ground and is actually counter-productive.

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.

Palm Voices 13 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

Time to seize the opportunity

Much of the media debate surrounding palm oil in recent months has focused on the EU Parliament’s proposed ban on palm oil biofuels, as part of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED).

Palm Voices 13 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Fearing the impact of EU ban

Sarawakians should be aware of a looming threat to our essential palm oil exports that will potentially impact the state’s revenues and many of our communities.