Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Myth of Palm Oil: An interactive session with MPOC

Keep Calm & do Palm! 

Although palm oil is a saturated fat, it is NOT unhealthy. It's cholesterol free, trans-fat free, and full of anti-oxidants and other nutrients.

Ms. Bhavna Shah, Country Representative, MPOC did break the silence around Palm Oil myths & sure did most of our opinion change about  using Palm oil in our day to day life.      

So why does palm oil have such a bad reputation? 

In the 1980's the American Soya Oil processors were worried about losing domestic sales to imports of palm oil from Malaysia. They set up organisations which purported to promote good health to consumers but in reality were a front for attacking tropical oils such as palm oil and coconut oil. Luckily, the tide is turning as people learn the true health benefits of tropical oils. [Courtesy]

Points to ponder 

 1. Food Security is an issue, even today... 2. Why? existance of many drivers that can derail food secirity 3. populatopn growth , some of the common drivers 4. Climate Change: emerging new driver... 5. More issues to tackle to ensure food security What we are are is what we eat...

Classes of Vegetable Oil Nuts: 

Ground Nut, Coconut, Cashewnut, Walnut,Almond Fruits: Olive, Palm Legumes: Soyabean Cereals: Seeds.

I'd like to take a moment to thank Bhavna Shah for connecting the dots, to a wonderful interactive session & who was so patient enough to take up any questions.
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