The Argument for Palm Oil: Less is More

Indonesia’s announcement that it plans to make permanent a moratorium on new forest clearing for oil palm plantations or logging, already repeatedly extended since 2011, is a bold move that will allow the industry to focus on boosting productivity but also diffuse a...

Honesty, Politics and Deforestation

Much has been said about the “Impending Palm Oil Ban by the EU” and it is disheartening for me to see the way this whole episode has morphed into something bigger than it really is. First of all, I see much confusion about what the issue really is. The crux of the...

Which Vegetable Oil Is The Most Sustainable?

In the wake of a series of boycott against palm oil by a number of European retailer and mounting restriction against the commodity as a biofuel in the European Union, For Free Choice Institute, an Italy-based platform that defends individual freedom of choice and...