Palm oil is the world’s newest commodity but is already the target of scare-mongering that mixes bad science with poor knowledge.
Those who would deny Malaysian palm oil its place are putting out one-sided stories that appeal to romanticism and nostalgia. BUT:
- Are primary rainforests really being cleared wholesale for oil palm planting?
- Are endangered wildlife species being decimated due to habitat destruction?
- Do all native populations agree that their human rights are being violated?
- Is consumption of palm oil harmful?
Malaysia, the world’s second largest exporter of palm oil, can answer the critics and sceptics with confidence.