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A TASTE OF SCIENCE APPLICATION IN COCONUT PRODUCTION AND HYBRIDIZATION

By | November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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

By | January 8th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Could Coconut Oil Help Reduce Antibiotics?

By | November 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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

By | July 13th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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

By | June 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

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

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

BoI approves coco exporter’s P321-M Palawan project

By | March 6th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

Nutrient-rich tender coconut water is now available in powder form.

By | February 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, FEBRUARY 17:   Nutrient-rich tender coconut water is now available in powder form in delightful packs, thanks to pioneering work by a Kerala-based start-up. NaturUp Consumer Products of Chalakudy in Thrissur district uses modern spray [...]

Green Warriors & Lionheart Agrotech Joint Efforts Pay Off

By | July 19th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

16th July, 2006. Starting a new project is always a challenge. Beginning from scratch with zero infrastructure and an untrained workforce takes a lot of energy. Building the fences, tracks, gardens and buildings takes time, [...]