The primary policy issue concerning tropical oil
crops is managing complex economic-environmental trade-offs.
The Hamburg investment complements Cargill's ongoing expansions of its tropical oil
The backdrop to this ill-fated affair is the tension between the American-held Tropical Oil
Company and its Colombian employees.
Critics noted that Sokolof focused undue attention on tropical oil
as a major causal factor underlying CHD and that he failed to distinguish between products with large amounts of tropical oils
and those with negligible amounts (Gaynor 1989).
Strength in rival soybean oil provided additional support to the tropical oil
but gains were capped by higher palm oil reserves in Malaysia, the world's second largest producer.
That leaves benchmark palm oil futures vulnerable to a reversal after rallying 7 percent this month partly on the hope the Indonesian subsidy would boost use of the tropical oil
for blending into biofuels.
Often, this tropical oil
is further processed ("fractionated") to remove the liquid portion, leaving behind even more saturated solids.
All in all, this 5-year project stands out as the longest follow-up to date of a tropical oil
The market was also earlier supported by a weaker ringgit, palm's currency of trade which typically makes the tropical oil
cheaper for holders of foreign currencies.
This product also contains fractionated palm kernel oil, which is highly processed tropical oil
that isn't much better for your customers than hydrogenated oils.