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Producer stands up for most hated fat source


Malaysia’s commodities ministry said on Thursday the nation plans to adopt an “attacking and aggressive” approach to marketing its palm oil, a vital commodity for the national economy.The announcement comes as the world’s most consumed and controversial edible oil is strongly criticized in the West.Zuraida Kamaruddin, who oversees Malaysia’s plantation industries and commodities, told reporters that the country needs to play up the positives of palm oil and push back against pressure groups in the United States and Europe, while targeting new markets.“All the benefits are proven by various scientists, but not publicized enough,” she said, as quoted by Nikkei Asia. “Some politicians in the [European Union] are still uni …

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