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2010-10-17 20:00:00

SINGAPORE, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Scientists from Singapore found that tocotrienols, which are members of the Vitamin E family, are effective in lowering the levels of triglyceride, a form of fat in the blood. High levels of triglyceride are closely linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The scientists found that gamma and delta tocotrienols, derived naturally from palm oil, are potent in lowering triglyceride levels by 28% in the blood of human...

2010-10-07 11:28:00

Shows Palm Oil Plan Deprives Jobs and Higher Living Standards WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An advertisement in today's Politico newspaper accuses the World Bank of turning its back on the poor by withdrawing support for palm oil, a key agricultural crop that feeds over a billion people in Africa, Latin America and South East Asia. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101007/DC78437) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20101007/DC78437) (Logo:...

2010-10-06 11:36:00

Letter to World Bank President Zoellick Requests a Halt to Palm Oil Investment Freeze LAGOS, Nigeria, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In advance of the World Bank and IMF Fall Meetings, the Initiative for Public Policy Analysis (IPPA) wrote today to World Bank President Robert Zoellick in defense of African farmers and workers in the palm oil sector, calling the Bank's efforts to draw up a new framework on the crop a shortsighted condemnation of developing countries from those in the...

2010-08-19 12:35:00

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Smallholders at Cargill's oil palm plantation, PT. Hindoli in South Sumatra, Indonesia, have received Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification. This is the world's first smallholder scheme to become certified under the RSPO's Smallholder Principles & Criteria and is also another important milestone in Cargill's commitment to producing palm oil in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible manner. "We would like to...

2010-07-25 19:00:00

SINGAPORE, July 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Scientists from Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong have found that gamma-tocotrienol is potent in killing prostate cancer stem cells. This small group of cells is responsible for the initiation of prostate cancer and is resistant to conventional chemotherapy drugs. It causes relapses in the cancer by producing new chemo-resistant cancer cells. Gamma-tocotrienol is a member of the Vitamin E family and is derived naturally from palm oil. This...

2010-07-08 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill is collaborating with the World Wildlife Fund-U.S. (WWF) to undertake an assessment of its palm oil suppliers in Indonesia as part of its continued commitment to sustainable palm oil production. The assessment will help gauge current progress amongst Cargill's suppliers to implement the principles and criteria established by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). "We are committed to helping lead efforts to move the palm oil industry...

2010-06-01 15:00:00

MIAMISBURG, Ohio, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 3, join the World Resources Institute (WRI) and NewPage Corporation in an important "All About Sustainability" webinar to learn about the environmental, social, and economic impacts of palm oil plantation expansion in Southeast Asia and hear solutions that benefit the industry, the environment, local people, and buyers of forest products around the world. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080514/NEWPAGELOGO ) Registration for...

2010-02-23 09:03:00

Plant to Provide Electricity, Jobs to Underdeveloped Community COLLEGE PARK, Md., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tseai Energy Unlimited (www.tseai.com), an early-stage company that develops biofuel-generating agricultural processing plants to bring electricity to underdeveloped countries and boost their economies, today announces its team is traveling to Sierra Leone to lay the foundation for its first pilot program. TEU installs small-scale agricultural processing plants that take...

2010-02-16 04:09:00

DALLAS, February 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, 'Global Biodiesel Market (2009 - 2014)', published by MarketsandMarkets ( http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), the total global Biodiesel market is expected to be worth US$12.6 billion by 2014, out of which the European and Americas market will account for nearly 55.6% and 28.6% of the total revenues respectively. The global market is expected to record a CAGR of 7.8% from 2009 to 2014. Browse 10...

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2009-12-21 13:25:00

Conservationists have warned that the world has less than 20 years left to save the orangutan, AFP reported. Experts say the charismatic red ape will become extinct if no action is taken to protect its jungle habitat, as deforestation and the expansion of palm oil plantations have taken a heavy toll in Malaysia and Indonesia, where there are thought to be 50-60,000 orangutans still living in the wild. Tsubouchi Toshinori from the Borneo Conservation Trust said the orangutans' habitat is...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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