Oil Palm, Crop of the Future

On the issue of food security and how palm oil contributes positively, the Malaysian Palm Oil Council, under the steady guidance of its CEO, Tan Sri Dr. Yusof Basiron, has been very active in explaining and demystifying the misconceptions.

At the Oil Technologist Association of India conference last year which focused on food security, green energy and the environment in New Delhi, India, Dr Basiron addressed the issue of food security from a very pragmatic perspective.

Initially explaining how the worlds’ population is in a steady upward growth curve and is expected to reach 8 billion by 2030, Dr. Basiron inferred that there will be many more mouths to feed and that ever since the beginning of time, the requirement to satisfy hunger has always been a basic need of mankind. Consequently, as population increases, food supply must increase in tandem.

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