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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 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 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 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.

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 04 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Booster for global economies

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

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.

Palm Voices 11 Jan 2018 | 12:00 AM

Time for talk is over – it’s time to act

A lot has been written about the anti-palm oil campaigns that are currently underway in Europe. Two facts are really all you need to know.

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.

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).