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24Apr

5 facts about palm oil from plantation to your dining table

Close your eyes and imagine this: it’s a relaxing Sunday morning, and you’re at your breakfast table. You take a sip of your delicious creamy hot chocolate, and then a bite of your freshly toasted … Continue reading “5 facts about palm oil from plantation to your dining table”

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6Apr

10 facts about palm oil food production at our Marunda R&D centre

There are no shortcuts when it comes to producing food items for consumption, which is why our cooking oil, margarine, and other palm oil food products are prepared at the refineries under stringent conditions. We … Continue reading “10 facts about palm oil food production at our Marunda R&D centre”

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16Jan

Top five Golden Agri-Resources / SMART achievements in 2017

“As a leading agribusiness sustainability is ultimately at the heart of our business. It’s not a choice, it is a business imperative. To be able to continue to grow oil palms in the various rural … Continue reading “Top five Golden Agri-Resources / SMART achievements in 2017”

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21Nov

Video: Importance of biotechnology in agriculture

In conjunction with World Science Day, we explore the significance of Research and Development (R&D) and biotechnology in agribusiness, and especially in palm oil. We speak with Tony Liwang, Head of Plant Production and Biotechnology … Continue reading “Video: Importance of biotechnology in agriculture”

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12Sep

Video: Breakthrough planting materials Eka 1 and 2 increase yields to highest in the industry

Sinar Mas Agribusiness and Food recently launched high-yielding oil palm planting materials named Eka 1 and 2. These planting materials were developed in the company’s research centres, SMART Research Institute’s (SMARTRI) and SMART’s Biotechnology Centre … Continue reading “Video: Breakthrough planting materials Eka 1 and 2 increase yields to highest in the industry”

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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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16Jul

How it works – Palm oil refining

There are many steps needed before we get that golden palm oil you see at the supermarket. One of the main steps in this long process is palm oil refining. At Golden Agri-Resources’ (GAR) eight … Continue reading “How it works – Palm oil refining”

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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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24Jun

Food safety is no piece of cake

Punjung Renjani, Food Technologist, 28 years old, Marunda “As a food technologist for Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), I work on product development, specifically margarine and shortening, which are palm oil-based ingredients typically used in baking pastries … Continue reading “Food safety is no piece of cake”

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