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Policy makers | Sustainable Palm Oil Platform

Policy makers | Sustainable Palm Oil Platform | Palm Oil - worth it's weight? | Scoop.it
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This website provides information on what is being done to ensure that sustainable Palm Oil is utilised.  This allows students to consider factors that influence the selection of appropriate materials, components (ACARA, n.d).

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Greenpeace Calls Out Procter & Gamble for Dirty Palm Oil Sourcing ...

Greenpeace Calls Out Procter & Gamble for Dirty Palm Oil Sourcing ... | Palm Oil - worth it's weight? | Scoop.it
Greenpeace accused Procter & Gamble on Wednesday of sourcing palm oil from environmentally destructive firms, finding the US consumer goods giant complicit in the encroachment of Sumatran tiger habitats, ...
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This resource will allow students to consider the consumers and manufacturers point of view when sourcing products.  There is an increasing call for manufacturers to source 'clean' palm oil.  Students are asked to consider how ethics, social values, profitability and sustainability considerations impact on design and technologies (ACARA, n.d).  

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This website gives an insight into what the Australian government is doing to address the ongoing Palm Oil issue with manufacturers. 

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Health Benefits of Palm Oil For Your Health

Health Benefits of Palm Oil For Your Health | Palm Oil - worth it's weight? | Scoop.it
Red Palm Oil, the staple oil within the Africa and Asia continents, naturally contains unique phytonutrients which are proven to be beneficial to human health. Red palm oil not just supplies fatty ...

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This resource will again alert students to the positive attributes of Palm Oil for human consumption.  By viewing resources such as this students will be questioning how ethics, social values, profitability and sustainability considerations impact on design and technologies (ACARA, n.d).

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Red Palm Oil, the staple oil within the Africa and Asia continents, naturally contains unique phytonutrients which are proven to be beneficial to human health. Red palm oil not just supplies fatty acids essential for proper development and growth, but it is packed with an assortment of vitamins, antioxidants, along with other phytonutrients important for good health. Fresh red palm oil has each one of these nutrients in high amount.

 
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Palm oil in Australia: facts, issues and challenges

This report, commissioned jointly by WWF-Australia and the Food and Grocery Council of Australia (AFGC), provides a broad, independent overview of the facts, issues and challenges surrounding pal
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This website is the Australian governments position on what it views as the facts, issues and challenges surrounding Palm Oil.  It encourages students to consider factors that influence the selection of appropriate materials.

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Palm Oil Investigations

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Palm Oil Investigations is a a voluntary group of 9 admins who are extremely passionate about the effects of Palm Oil.
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This website delves into the sinister side of palm oil and how companies exploit the use of branding which is ambiguous for consumers, leading consumers to believe that the palm oil they sources is from sustainable sources. Allowing students to view this resource will give students an insight into another negative of Palm Oil and how manufacturers can manipulate the consumer.

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Is methane from palm oil waste the next industry climate concern?

Is methane from palm oil waste the next industry climate concern? | Palm Oil - worth it's weight? | Scoop.it
While the debate about deforestation due to palm oil rumbles on, new research has suggested that the release of methane from palm oil processing wastewater may also be a significant concern.

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In the Palm Oil debate students need to be well informed to make an educated decision about where they stand on the issue. This includes thinking about the long term benefits and problems of Palm Oil.  This includes critiquing competing factors that influence the design of services (ACARA, n.d).  This article discusses the environmental cost of the manufacture of Palm Oil in regards to methane emissions. 

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Palm Oil - Health & Nutrition

Derived from the fruit of the palm oil tree, red palm oil has a long history dating back thousands of years. Ancient Egyptian pharaohs used red palm oil for ...

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This YouTube clip (The Prospect Group, 2013) delves into how Red Palm Oil is beneficial to your diet. Students are presented with a factor which influences why Palm Oil is so heavily manufactured (ACARA, n.d)

 

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Analysts see huge potential in the palm oil industry for small-time players - The Star Online

Analysts see huge potential in the palm oil industry for small-time players - The Star Online | Palm Oil - worth it's weight? | Scoop.it
Analysts see huge potential in the palm oil industry for small-time players The Star Online According to data from the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB), as at December 2012 the number of smallholders has grown almost 47% to 177,046, from 120,437 in...

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This newspaper report gives students the Industrial perspective on the profitability of production of Palm Oil.  It allows students insight into how it can assist small companies to profit from the prouduction of Palm Oil.

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SAY NO TO PALM OIL! – Please Keep This Going Around The World

SAY NO TO PALM OIL! – Please Keep This Going Around The World | Palm Oil - worth it's weight? | Scoop.it
SAY NO TO PALM OIL! Did you know that most of us are fueling one of the world’s biggest ecological disasters and acts of primate genocide in history?

Borneo and Sumatra are two of the most bio-diverse regions of the world, yet they have the lo...
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One of the negative side effects of the use of Palm Oil. Deforestation is occurring to allow more Palm Oil Plantations to be established.  This is one of the emotive images which has been utilised to present the case against Palm Oil. This article will give students insight into the negative effects of Palm Oil.

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Palm Oil - Biofuel

As the world continues to seek alternatives to fossil fuels, many products have been evaluated, but few are as efficient to produce as palm oil biodiesel. Co...
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This YouTube video (The Prospect Group, 2013) shows the positive outcomes which can be provide to the environment with the use of Palm oil.  

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FRANCE 24 Environment - Palm oil: the hidden ingredient

Environment - Whether you know it or not, palm oil is almost certainly a part of your life. Your shampoo, your ice cream, your margarine - and now even your ...
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There are so many aspects to consider when analysing the debate of whether palm oil growing and manufacture is worth the end products.  This news report by FRANCE 24 gives a brief overview of considerations which need to be taken.  This YouTube clip will give students somewhat of a balanced opinion on the positive and negative effects of Palm Oil.

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