15 Apr '18, 8am

So @IcelandFoods dropped palm oil this week. Here's what it all means... READ

So @IcelandFoods dropped palm oil this week. Here's what it all means... READ

But if all consumer goods companies stopped using palm oil, demand would switch to another vegetable oil – perhaps soy, rapeseed or sunflower. When grown in vast quantities all of these alternative oils have serious environmental problems, including rainforest destruction. The reason palm oil’s popularity rocketed in the first place was due to it being a very land-efficient crop. You get a lot of oil per hectare, it requires relatively few pesticides and it’s highly versatile. It’s used in everything from lipstick to soap, toothpaste to chocolate.

Full article: http://greenpeace.org.uk/iceland-ditches-palm-oil-mean/

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