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By The Oil Palm

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Malaysian Minister Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong: Celebrating 100 Years of Malaysian Palm Oil

2017 marks 100 years of Malaysian palm oil. In 1917 the first commercial oil palm plantation was established at Tennamaram. This year the Malaysian palm oil industry celebrates its centenary.Datuk Seri Mah Siew Keong, Minister of Plantation Industries and Commodities, knows the history of oil palm in Malaysia well.  Palm oil has played an important role in the successful development of his home state of Perak, whether in oil palm plantations or downstream processing. 

By Welsh Government

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How world-renowned raw materials underpin Wales’ food and drink industry

Blessed with quality raw materials, access to markets, strong supply chain and a skilled workforce, Welsh food manufacturing continues to go from strength to strength.

By The Oil Palm

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Is DG SANTE ignoring the science on trans fats?

The EU’s health policy should be aimed at improving the health of its citizens. That would normally be taken as a given. However, the European Commission’s recently released Roadmap on Trans Fats falls short in this regard. 

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Innovation behind the Welsh food and drink industry's 30% growth target

Close collaboration between the Welsh Government, industry and academia is putting Wales at the forefront of investment, R&D and innovation in the food and drink sector.

By The Oil Palm

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New research shows the role of palm oil in the world economy

Food and fuel; fuel and food. The two essentials that humanity has sought to produce, and provide for, since time immemorial. Palm oil – used by the ancient Egyptians, then more recently cultivated in West Africa and latterly in Malaysia and Indonesia – is a source of both

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Opinion: Why palm oil taxes are neither effective nor just

The French government’s planned palm oil tax was withdrawn in the National Assembly in June as part of the revision of the biodiversity bill. The removal of the tax led to protests from Greens, but was supported by the palm oil sector. In my opinion removing the tax was the right thing to do. 

By Welsh Government

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Wales puts financial and technical support at heart of ambitious food and drink sector growth plan

Wales has big plans for its food and drink industry. Having continued to attract leading global food manufacturers such as Boulder Brands and sustained companies such as Kellogg’s, AB Inbev and Unilever throughout the economic downturn, the industry in Wales generates more turnover and employs more people today than it did near the start of the recession. Now, with this platform in place, the government is embarking on ambitious plan to grow industry output by 30% by 2020.  

By M&C Allegra Foodservice

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Growing at 3% per year, the UK Foodservice market is an attractive place to be

Outpacing GDP (Gross Domestic Product), and considerably outperforming the retail food grocery market, consumers in the UK continue to increase their eating out participation and frequency. M&C Allegra values the total UK eating out market at £85.4bn for 2015, with a growth rate of 2.9% and a market comprised of 332,000 outlets.

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