Myths & Facts

FACTS – The benefits of Indonesia’s palm oil are not only enjoyed by the Indonesian people, but almost all the people of the world through that country’s palm oil exports. The main destinations of Indonesia’s palm oil exports are India, China, the European Union and other countries (Figure2.5). (more…) ...
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Palm oil biodiesel does not produce low GHG emissions. For fossil-based diesel replacements, biodiesel made from soybean, rapeseed or sunflower vegetable oils reduces GHG emissions more thanbiodieselmade from palm oil. (MYTH 2-05) (more…) ...
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Oil palm plantations are monocultural and Indonesia’s oil palm plantations are the largest monocultures in the world. (MYTH 2-04) (more…) ...
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Fertilizer use and pollution from oil palm plantations are greater than those of other vegetable oils and the plantations use more chemical (inorganic) fertilizers than other vegetable oil-producing plants, and produce more residues (pollution) that pollute soil and water. (MYTH 2-03) (more…) ...
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Palm oil plantations are larger than those of other vegetable oils, making world palm oil production higher than other vegetable oils. (MYTH 2-02) (more…) ...
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MYTH 2-01 – Overly Expansive Oil Palm Plantations FACTS – The development of palm oil plantations around the world, which has been said to have undergone revolutionary growth in recent years, has actually been exaggerated. The data show that the expansion of the oil palm plantations is far lower than ...
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The development of palm oil around the world especially in Indonesia has led to an increase in global competition among vegetable oils. Soybean oil, sunflower oil and rapeseed oil that previously dominated the world vegetable oil market have had to face head-to-head competition from rapidly growing palm oil not only ...
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Indonesia’s palm oil industry has, in the past few years, attracted the attention of the world community because of its rapid development, which has changed global competition over vegetable oil, and also because of a number of related social, economic and environmental issues. The Indonesian palm oil industry has a ...
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