The Palm Scribe

Malaysia urges WHO to retract CPO research

Bisnis Indonesia, 4 February 2019

Malaysia has asked the World Health Organization (WHO) to retract a report that says the palm oil industry is deploying tactics similar to tobacco and alcohol lobbyists to influence research into the health effects of its products. Malaysia’s Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok said that the report, which was published in the Bulletin of the WHO, was viewed as half-truths, unscholarly, flawed, and utterly biased against palm oil, with suspected intention of demonizing the palm oil industry, as cited from “Bloomberg” on Sunday (February 3).

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