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French cardiologist Dr. Guy-André Pelouze examines the scientific details about saturated fats and human nutrition. It is the end of a long-standing myth. Dr. Pelouze emphasises that the recent results of a new study about saturated fats show in reality that they don’t have any detrimental effects on cardiovascular health. Knowing the facts around fats and health is critical for an honest debate about palm oil and other important food ingredients. Read more about the data here:

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Athlete Pieter-Jan Hannes uses palm oil as part of his daily diet and fitness regime – and also uses it when cooking meals for friends and family. In his new blogpost, he explains why palm oil is a normal and healthy part of his diet and how he responds to the misinformation about palm oil that is present in the debate in Europe:

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Since 2012 #palmoil has been subject to a misleading and discriminatory media campaign in France. A new blogpost from French cardiologist, Dr Guy-André Pelouze explains the origins of this campaign, and the reasons why the media were wrong from the start. As he says, “today, just as it was possible to say in the past, palm oil is not a concern from a scientific point of view. It is clear that public opinion is on the wrong track”.

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In Malaysia small palm oil farmers are widely recognised for their importance to economic development. A key export, the industry contributes RM 53 billion (USD 16.75 billion) to Malaysia’s Gross National Income and 300,000 small farmers make up 40 per cent of palm oil planted areas.
Yesterday, while in Malaysia, President Obama called the palm oil industry "not a high-value” adding it's "not something that’s going to develop a strong middle class.”
President Obama’s comments jeopardise communities that depend on palm oil. Take a moment to meet some of these small farmers and learn the facts:

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Attempts by French Green Senators to pass a new tax against palm oil have been defeated. The final vote on the French PLFSS (Social Security Financing Bill) passed in the National Assembly without any palm oil taxes. The attempts by French Green Senators Aline Archimbaud and Jean Desessard to discriminate against ‪#‎palmoil‬ in the PLFSS have failed: none of their anti-palm oil amendments were accepted. This confirms once again what the International scientific community has proven for years, and most French politicians acknowledge: that palm oil is a healthy and sustainable oil, consuming less land than all its alternatives.

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In Malaysia, palm oil is recognised for its importance to economic development, and lifting Malaysians out of poverty. President Obama’s statement that palm oil industry is “not a high value industry” shows a lack of knowledge of the importance and prominence of palm oil in creating a Malaysian middle class, and reducing poverty. President Obama’s comments are disrespectful to the families and communities across Malaysia who cultivate palm oil, and also to the high-value technology that has made Malaysia a world-leader.

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Interested in learning more about the daily life of more than 3 million small ‪#‎palmoil‬ farmers around the world? After many years studying oil palm cultivation, agronomist Pierre Bois d’Enghien guides us through the farmers’ agriculture activities and practices, from the sunrise to the sunset.

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Belgian runner Anne Zagré writes in The Oil Palm about her experience at the World Championships in Beijing, including a delicious recipe with ‪#‎palmoil‬ that Anne's mum prepared for her return to Belgium.

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“What leads a farmer to become small oil palm planter?” This is the question that Belgian agronomist Pierre Bois d’Enghien tries to answer after many years in the field in Africa. Learn more about palm oil and its key role in improving the living conditions of farmers here: 

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French cardiologist Guy-André Pelouze writes in The Oil Palm on why common beliefs on cholesterol and saturated fatty acids are wrong and against the latest scientific evidence. As he explains, “Palm oil, which has a good balance between saturated and unsaturated fats, is also a victim of prejudices”. 
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