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Oil’s Well That Ends Well An Interview with the CEO of Malaysian Palm Oil Council

Oil’s Well That Ends Well An Interview with the CEO of Malaysian Palm Oil Council

Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiron is a modern man indeed. He is probably one of the few amongst his fellow CEOs who can claim to be running a regularly updated blog, along with being available on Facebook and Twitter. From the entries on his blog, it is clear that he has passion for his job and is...
Palm oil gaining support globally in 2012

Palm oil gaining support globally in 2012

Over the past few years, the palm oil industry has been subjected to intense debate over a number of controversial issues. Take for example the debate on food versus fuel. Palm oil appears to get into the emotional battle of the crop being better used as a source of  food...
French Greenies continue to oppose palm oil

French Greenies continue to oppose palm oil

It is most unfortunate and regrettable that the Green NGOs in France failed to be guided by the recent rejection of the proposed Nutella tax by mainstream politicians and the French government. They also failed to heed the decision of the French commercial court of Paris on the case between...
Development, Conservation and Nutritional Aspects of the Oil Palm Industry

Development, Conservation and Nutritional Aspects of the Oil Palm Industry

Two attempts by Green Members of Parliament (MPs) to pass laws in Australia and France in recent months against the expansion of palm oil consumption have been rejected by mainstream politicians and their governments. This raises questions on the intention of environmental NGOs who use their green political parties and...
A Scandalous Fat Tax Proposal on Palm Oil by a French Senator

A Scandalous Fat Tax Proposal on Palm Oil by a French Senator

A French Senator has proposed a 300% increase in tax on palm oil to discourage its use in food products after likely being influenced by the NGO campaigns. This is an unfortunate escalation to the continued misinformation being propagated by our opponents on palm oil. Such moves will harm the...
Deforestation and Agricultural Development: Why the Double Standards?

Deforestation and Agricultural Development: Why the Double Standards?

It was reported that deforestation and industrialization activities in the developed countries over the last 200 years contributed to the accumulation of atmospheric CO2 whose concentration has increased from 250 parts per million (ppm) to 350 ppm currently. A further increase to 500 ppm in CO2 concentration in the next...
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New French Senate report is irresponsible on environmental, social, economic and trade grounds

New French Senate report is irresponsible on environmental, social, economic and trade grounds

Last month, French Senator Yves Daudigny, along with his colleague Catherine Deroche, released a report calling for more taxes for the French people – specifically, “behavioural taxes”. In this report, the Senators include a recommendation for a new tax on palm oil in France. This tax would be regressive and unjust. It would also be...
No Deforestation - An Ethically Irresponsible and Flawed Demand by ENGOs

No Deforestation – An Ethically Irresponsible and Flawed Demand by ENGOs

The ENGOs have recently pushed for a no deforestation policy for oil palm producers. This unilateral move was made possible by getting big food companies to force palm oil suppliers to agree to a manifesto denouncing that palm oil from forest or peat areas will not be accepted by the European food companies. This approach,...
Interview with Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiron by Capital Today

Interview with Tan Sri Datuk Dr Yusof Basiron by Capital Today

Find out what Dr Yusof Basiron has to say on Wilmar’s recent new sourcing policy, the current state of the Malaysian palm oil industry, the success stories and challenges the industry faces and why palm oil will continue to be the answer to the world’s future needs. Watch the interview by Capital TV with Dr...
New Report Deals Further Blow to EU’s Unscientific ILUC Proposal

New Report Deals Further Blow to EU’s Unscientific ILUC Proposal

The European Union’s proposal to introduce Indirect Land-Use Change (ILUC) into renewable energy policy has been criticized by scientists, politicians and business as unscientific and unworkable. It has also been suggested that ILUC would amount to a discriminatory trade barrier against better-value imports, such as palm oil from Malaysia. A new academic report, released by...
Enhancing the Image of Malaysian Palm Oil through Technological and Economic Advantages

Enhancing the Image of Malaysian Palm Oil through Technological and Economic Advantages

Palm oil is one of the most important commodities of Malaysia. The industry acts as an economic backbone for Malaysia. In the era of globalisation, the Malaysian palm oil industry, like any other industries in the world, also faces many challenges. Representing a major global producer of palm oil, we need to spearhead our initiatives...
Palm oil council CEO on cream of the croppers

Palm oil council CEO on cream of the croppers

Tan Sri Yusof Basiron of the Malaysian Palm Oil Council has achieved much for the industry. – RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) CEO Tan Sri Yusof Basiron reminisces about the early days of the oil palm industry and its growth in our country. Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) CEO Tan Sri...