The two YouTube clips near to the bottom of this post explain how palm oil is produced. They’re short but sweet and do the trick! But if you can’t be bothered to watch them and fancy a bit of reading, i’ve summed up below what they say… So how does palm oil get from the … More How is palm oil produced?
Oil palm monoculture plantation is linked to a plethora of environmental and social issues. Environment In order to convert the forested land that is rich in biodiversity, mass clearing is carried out, often by the ‘slash and burn’ technique; a technique in which natural vegetation is logged with the remaining vegetation subsequently burned. Deforestation remains at … More What’s the issue?
If only I had a penny for every alternative name palm oil can be listed under… When you go into the supermarket and read product labels (which you obviously do all the time) and find no ‘palm oil’ among the hundreds of ingredients, you may think you’re on to a winner… but don’t be fooled. … More Alternative names for palm oil
Why not boycott palm oil altogether?…Well there is a clear answer to this. Palm oil is not only extremely high yielding and versatile with relatively low production costs, but more importantly is the most productive oil crop. In other words, it requires A LOT less land to produce the same amount of palm oil than alternative oil … More Why not boycott palm oil altogether?
For those of you that don’t know much about palm oil, here’s a brief summary… First things first. Palm oil is a vegetable oil that is extracted from the fruit of the oil palm tree, otherwise known as Elaeis oleifera. It’s not only used in a wide range of food products, from many chocolates, margarines and ice … More An introduction to palm oil