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After the black swan event aka the global pandemic of 2020, most of us are looking forward to saying an emphatic goodbye to one of the most tumultuous years in recent history. …

2020 is undoubtedly going to be remembered as the year that we can’t get over fast enough. Everyone everywhere has been affected by the events of this year. Clearly, some of those impacts are going to be more long-lasting than anyone ever anticipated before COVID-19 entered our everyday consciousness.

Yet…

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Ambushed on the school run — “Mummy my friend (let’s call him Barlowe) said palm oil is bad”. It’s an occupational hazard, when you work in the world’s second largest palm oil company, explaining what you do for a living at school events or dinner parties. …

“NGOs often criticise us but when asked for clarification, often they refuse to give us data. If NGOs were to make the allegations, we hope they can come with the facts, talk to us and let us make a proper investigation to address the issue. We don’t always know what’s…

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Imagine a world where there is no more fossil fuel. What would you use to power your vehicles? How would you heat your homes? What would keep power plants and industries running? We look to biofuels — the renewable, alternative energy source that can be made from palm oil.

What…

What comes to mind when you think about working in a palm oil company? For many, the image might be plantations, trees and rural areas. Well, I work in a palm oil company, but it is not what you expect. …

Biogas is a renewable energy that is produced from the breakdown of organic waste, and is a great way to ensure zero waste in palm oil production. GAR operates biogas plants to utilise the waste from our mills, producing energy which in turn, powers the mills.

So how does this…

I work as a social media specialist at Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), and it has been just under a year since I stepped into the fascinating world of palm oil.

On the one hand, the industry holds great interest for its potential benefits on the other it is plagued by so…

There is so much in the news about European countries and palm oil producing countries at loggerheads. Is the EU really banning palm oil?

This point is often misunderstood. There is no ban of palm oil or of any of its derivatives. European food companies can still buy palm oil…

While the use of biofuels has clear benefits, they are often widely debated. Biodiesel sourced from palm oil especially, has sparked controversy in the European Union (EU) where palm oil production is strongly linked to increased deforestation. …

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR)

We are a leading seed-to-shelf agribusiness, producing food and fuel for the present and future.

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