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Author: Elizabeth Teo

29Mar

The path to real change is a rigorous consistent practice of sustainability

The world just commemorated a flurry of environmentally themed days – World Wildlife Day, World Water Day, International Day of Forests and most recently, Earth Hour. I’ve always wondered why these days all happen around … Continue reading “The path to real change is a rigorous consistent practice of sustainability”

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17Oct

The biofuel controversy

While the use of biofuels has clear benefits, they are often widely debated. Biodiesel sourced from palm oil especially, has sparked controversy in the European Union (EU) where palm oil production is strongly linked to … Continue reading “The biofuel controversy”

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22Aug

Gender equality in palm oil: Where are we at today?

Gender equality in agriculture has become a widely-contested topic recently, and here in the palm oil industry, where employment in the plantations has long been male-dominated, there is a range of gender-related concerns being brought … Continue reading “Gender equality in palm oil: Where are we at today?”

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24Jul

Weighing the health benefits of palm oil in our food

It is likely that in the course of our daily lives, we consume several food products containing some form of palm oil. What kind of nutritional value does palm oil have and what health benefits … Continue reading “Weighing the health benefits of palm oil in our food”

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7Jul

Biofuels – the alternative energy source

Imagine a world where there is no more fossil fuel. What would you use to power your vehicles? How would you heat your homes? What would keep power plants and industries running? We look to … Continue reading “Biofuels – the alternative energy source”

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15Jun

A sustainable Aceh is a shared responsibility

Aceh is a region in Indonesia, perhaps most recognised globally for its devastation in the 2004 Tsunami. In the aftermath of the disaster, reviving agriculture to reduce poverty and rebuild livelihoods was critical. Due to … Continue reading “A sustainable Aceh is a shared responsibility”

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25May

Building a culture of innovation to drive sustainable agriculture

Increased climate change and weather volatility; health concerns of the increasingly discerning consumer; food supply shortages; rising sustainability expectations; these are some of the challenges facing agriculture-related businesses such as the palm oil industry. Given … Continue reading “Building a culture of innovation to drive sustainable agriculture”

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