MPOB: Oil palm a more viable cash crop

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Ahamd Parveez deliivering MPOB Director General’s keynote presentation at ISBAB 2018.

KUALA LUMPUR: Being the most widely used and traded cash crop in the world and yet the most controversial, palm oil is here to stay.

Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) Director General Datuk Ahmad Kushairi Din said this at the recently concluded 14th International Symposium on Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology (ISBAB 2018) in Kuala Lumpur in his keynote address delivered by his deputy, Dr Ahmad Parveez Ghulam Kadir.

According to Ahmad Kushairi, replacing palm oil with other oil crops such as soy, rapeseed or corn