Sustainable Palm Oil in Food and Health Seminar

Dr Ruslan Abdullah, Science and Environment Director of MPOC (third from the left) with panel speakers at “Sustainable Palm Oil in Food and Health Seminar” organized by MPOC and co-organized by Monash University Malaysia.

Addressing Sustainable Palm Oil in Food and Health

Kuala Lumpur: “The Malaysian palm oil industry is facing more and more challenges, not only from the competitors of palm oil, but also from the green NGOs and environmentalists. Amidst the challenges, we have to work on ensuring the sustainability and competitiveness of palm oil industry, especially in Malaysia.”, addressed Dr Ruslan Abdullah, Science and Environment Director of Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) in his welcome remarks in “Sustainable Palm Oil in Food and Health Seminar”.

The one-day seminar held at the Monash University Malaysia was organized by Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) and co-organized by Monash University Malaysia.

“In recent years, the palm oil industry has been viewed negatively due to misinformation, distortion of facts as well as negative labelling of food products. On the health issues, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) study has been extensively used to paint a negative picture on palm oil.”, said Dr Ruslan.