Singling out palm oil as high-risk is unfair, says minister

Teresa Kok says the European Commission will table a delegated act in the European Parliament next month that aims to restrict and ban palm oil biofuel in the EU by 2030. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, March 13, 2019.

PRIMARY Industries Minister Teresa Kok says it is unfair for the European Commission (EC) to single out palm oil as a high indirect land-use change (ILUC) risk and soy as a low ILUC change risk.

According to Kok, what the EC means is that planting palm trees will change the nature of the land.

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  • We had failed in our R&D on palm oil during the good years and didn't have the far sighted plan to twat such bad campaign, monies were spend not to good use, the previous government should have learn what happen to our tin commodity back in the 60's where we were the world number one producer but fail to hold court on its prices. That's why history is important.

    Posted 3 years ago by Teruna Kelana