The EPOC 2014 programme reviewed the use of palm oil in food and explored its nutritional characteristics as well as its environmental and socio-economic impacts.
The innovative format contained plenary sessions alternating with interactive breakouts where delegates compared the texture and taste of products with palm oil and those without and observed demonstrations to explore the technical properties of the oil.
Key stakeholders from the world of industry, academia and the EU policy environment joined the inclusive debate addressing the key topics during the plenary sessions and through a series of moderated roundtable debates, identifying hurdles to overcome in achieving objectives related to palm oil.
The European Palm Oil Alliance (EPOA) was founded to create a platform for palm oil-related issues and discussions, by providing science-based information, rebalancing the discussion around the health and nutritional facts about palm oil and communicating on industry commitments. Its members are Wilmar, Cargill, IOI Loders Croklaan, Sime Darby, New Britain Oils, UNIGRA, the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) and MVO.
Frans Claassen, Managing Director of MVO is EPOA Chair.
To go to the EPOA website, click here.