Palm oil is the newest world 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.
• 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 critics and sceptics with confidence.