Jegathesan In Ijok, Malaysia Indonesian farmer Kawal Surbakti says a planned EU palm oil ban could devastate his income Indonesian palm oil farmer Kawal Surbakti says his livelihood is under attack, but the threat is not from insects or hungry orangutans eating his prized crop. Half a world away, the European Parliament is moving to ban the use of palm oil in biofuels, while British grocer Iceland has announced it will stop using the commodity over concerns that it causes widespread environmental destruction. Losing the key European market worries small farmers like Surbakti and millions of others in Indonesia and neighbouring Malaysia—the world's top two producers—as prices drop for an oil found in everything from biscuits and sweets to cosmetics and vehicle gas tanks. It is the source of income for thousands of people here ," he added. Palm oil has become a major earner for Malaysia and Indonesia but at huge environmental cost About half of the palm oil used last year in Europe was for biofuels that ended up in gas tanks, according to environmentalists.
EU palm oil ban sows bitter seeds for Southeast Asian farmers
We love Our Bangladesh: Asian Palmyra Palm/Asian Palm Fruit (Tal/Taal fal) in Bangladesh
The trunk is grey, robust and ringed with leaf scars; old leaves remain attached to the trunk for several years before falling cleanly. Like all Borassus species, B. In contrast, the female flowers are golfball-sized and solitary, sitting upon the surface of the inflorescence axis. The fruits are black to brown with sweet, fibrous pulp and each seed is enclosed within a woody endocarp. Young palmyra seedlings grow slowly, producing only a few leaves each year establishment phase , but at an as yet undetermined time, they grow rapidly, producing a substantial stem. The top portion of the fruit must be cut off to reveal the sweet jelly seed sockets, translucent pale-white, similar to that of the lychee but with a milder flavor and no pit. The sweet jelly seed sockets occur in combinations of two, three or four seeds inside the fruit.
Its scientific name is Borassus flabellifer. It belongs to Arecaceae family. It has some other english names. It may take 20 years until the first harvest. There are separate male and female trees.
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