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WHO Guidance Effectiveness

The World Health Organization’s Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office issued an advisory recently that advised people to consume unsaturated fats such as those in fish, avocado, nuts, olive oil, soy, canola, sunflower and corn instead of the saturated fat in meat, butter, palm and coconut oils, cream, cheese, ghee and lard. Malaysia is the second largest producer of palm oil and reacted to the guidance by calling it "antiquated." Palm oil and beef comprise roughly the same tonnage levels of global disappearance.  While coconut oil sales are less than 5 percent of palm oil sales, they have technically been growing faster. Growth in beef demand has been lackluster but cheese and apple sales growth are about the same. The effective...

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WPI’s team was retained by the governing board of a U.S. industry organization to review a decision, reached by vote, to invest significant assets into the development and management of an export trading company. WPI’s team conducted a formal review of this decision and concluded that the current level of market saturation would limit the benefits of the investment. Based on WPI’s analysis and recommended actions, the board subsequently reversed its decision and undertook a strategic planning effort to identify more impactful investments. On behalf of numerous clients, WPI has not only assisted in identifying strategic paths but also advised their implementation.

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