Environment

Environment & Sustainability

Potential of Palm Oil for Developing Countries

sustainable land management is required to ensure that scarce resources can be used on continuous basis. Much arable land is lost through unsustainable use, resulting in soil degradation from erosion and desertification.

What Daily Telegraph Readers Should Read

This letter which is now published as an open letter to readers was sent by MPOC to the editor of Daily Telegraph in response to The Great Ape Scandal article. The Great Ape Scandal article in the Daily Telegraph, January 21, 2006Contrary to the impressions given by Mr. Stanley Johnson in his articl...

The Independent Recycle Old Information

The EditorThe IndependentIndependent House, May 26, 2006 The  article by The Independent  (Shoppers’ thirst for palm oil threatens to wipe out orangutan, 23 May) is a sad misrepresentation of the current state of the Malaysian palm oil industry.  The Independent  was invited to attend a symposium on...

MPOC Responds to BBC1

31 May,  2006 Mr. Jon Beazley BBC One Television Centre We refer to the BBC1 television quiz programme at 8pm on May 28 – ‘Test the Nation: Know Your Planet’ – in which a question and a multiple-choice answer linked oil palm cultivation to destruction of orang utan habitats. We ask that this be corr...

Sustainability Papers

Sustainability Papers

Grumble In The Wrong Jungle

The Observer’s article (Grumble in the Jungle dated 18 June) is a sad misrepresentation of the current state of the palm oil industry and efforts taken to protect wildlife, particularly here in Malaysia. Mr Phil Hogan had a clearly negative view of the topic, but could not present factual arguments...