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Sabah keeps palm oil estates open, orders mass Covid -19 testing

[KUALA LUMPUR] Malaysia’s largest palm oil producing state Sabah will not impose a shutdown on plantations despite a rise in coronavirus infections in the sector, but urged estates to tighten its compliance of Covid-19 prevention measures. The state government said on Monday it was concerned over Covid-19 cases at palm oil plantations, after detecting six […]
Author: user mpoc
Posted: 26-Jan-2021

Labour shortage poses more threats to palm oil sector

KRI finds a labour reduction of 30% will see the vegetable oil’s production reduced by half THE labour shortage issue inherent in the plantation sector is posing more threat to the industry’s economic health compared to the price volatility of the crude palm oil (CPO), according to Khazanah Research Institute (KRI). KRI had conducted a […]
Author: user mpoc
Posted: 26-Jan-2021

Overview of the Global Palm Oil Sector in 2020 and Outlook for 2021

Over the years, the global production of oils and fats has risen steadily. Out of 17 oils and fats cultivated in the world, only 4 oils have a significant share in the production oils and fats which are palm oil, soybean oil, rapeseed oil and sunflower oil. These four major oils contributed about 76% from […]
Author: user mpoc
Posted: 25-Jan-2021

Palm Oil : The Better Choice for Repeated Frying

Many households are accustomed to reusing vegetable oils for frying to ensure cost effectiveness. In Malaysia, the most commonly used vegetable oils are palm and soybean oil. However, reheating vegetable oil at high temperature leads to the production of rancid odour and flavour due to oxidation. Hydroperoxides and aldehydes are formed, and are absorbed by food and eventually enter our body after ingestion. These have been indicated as potentially harmful components in our diets. 
Author: user mpoc
Posted: 25-Jan-2021

Boycotting Palm Oil May Worsen the Situation

“Palm oil free” has become an advertising slogan for many products, which may lead to the belief that this ingredient has harmful effects on health. But even though it is not the healthiest fat in the world, palm oil’s fall from grace is actually due to environmental reasons. In Southeast Asia, deforestation to meet the global […]
Author: user mpoc
Posted: 25-Jan-2021
 
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