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16 Stunning Benefits of MCT Oil.

By Joan Clark For decades, athletes have been using a secret weapon to help them increase lean muscle mass and decrease body fat. MCT, or medium chain triglycerides, are a type of fat that you find in palm kernel oil, coconut oil, and numerous dairy products, that your body can quickly absorb. The quick absorption and [...]

By |2019-12-08T11:43:35+00:00March 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments


The Philippines has 3.56 million hectares (ha) of coconut lands where traditional production practices handed down from generation to generation for almost a century remain dominant. These practices include a typical coconut farmer raising unselected seednuts above the ground for eight to ten months. Then when the seedlings reach two feet in height, they are uprooted [...]

By |2019-12-08T11:43:35+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It is time to recognize the limits of certification in agriculture (commentary)

Commentary by Andre de Freitas on 16 November 2017 In early 2017, the Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) decided that it was going to stop working with certification in agriculture. It was actually a fairly easy and straightforward decision: After working with this tool for over 20 years, we could look back and conclude that certification was not [...]

By |2019-12-08T11:43:35+00:00January 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Could Coconut Oil Help Reduce Antibiotics?

It’s no secret that antibiotic resistance has become one of the greatest health threats of the 21st century. As the World Health Organization (WHO) notes, antibiotic resistance is present in every country.1 The Review on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), which was commissioned in July 2014 by the U.K. prime minister and produced its final report in [...]

By |2019-12-08T11:43:35+00:00November 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s Time for the World to Start Caring About Coconuts

By Angie Crone Welcome to the age of the coconut, one of the world’s most popular “superfoods.” If you couldn’t already tell, coconut products are everywhere. And demand is still rising. Coconut water, the first to hit the market, was quickly followed by a boom in sugars, oils, flours, body care, detergents and even home [...]

By |2019-12-08T11:43:35+00:00July 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Half-Truth is Not the Whole Truth: The AHA Position on Saturated Fat

This article is written by Dr. Fabian Dayrit, president of the Integrated Chemists of the Philippines and the chairman of the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community’s Scientific Advisory Committee for Health, and is in response to the recent viral advisory published by the American Heart Association (AHA) warning the public against the use of coconut [...]

By |2019-12-08T11:43:35+00:00June 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New proprietary stevia leaf has twenty times more sugar-like steviol glycosides than other varieties

In Malaysia, PureCircle announced the successful production of the first stevia leaf extract from the new, proprietary stevia leaf – StarLeaf stevia.  StarLeaf stevia contains over twenty times more sugar-like steviol glycoside content compared to standard stevia leaf varieties. The extract from this non-GMO proprietary leaf variety provides beverage and food developers a plant-based, zero-calorie [...]

By |2019-12-08T11:43:35+00:00June 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Could the palm oil industry’s most productive seeds end deforestation?

Golden Agri-Resources has unveiled the palm oil industry’s most productive seeds, which promise to deliver three times the yield of the industry average. The company says its ‘breakthrough’ seeds could help an unsustainable industry bring an end to deforestation. Singapore-listed palm oil giant Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) on Monday announced that it has developed the industry’s most productive seeds. [...]

By |2019-12-08T11:43:35+00:00May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

BoI approves coco exporter’s P321-M Palawan project

THE Board of Investments (BoI) gave the go-signal for Lionheart GPPAC Farmers Corp.’s application as a new export producer of coconut products, making it eligible for various incentives. In a statement on Monday, the BoI announced the approval of Lionheart’s application as a new export producer of virgin coconut oil, coconut flour and tender green [...]

By |2019-12-08T11:43:35+00:00March 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments