Palm oil: everywhere?
Have you ever heard of palm oil? Sounds pretty exotic, doesn’t it? But did you know that you eat it several times a week, maybe even every day? Have you ever checked the content label on the food you buy? Fifty percent of the packaged products in your local supermarket have palm oil in them. “Ok, that’s interesting”, you say. “But why is it a problem?” Come join us on a journey to far away Indonesia to find out more….
Over 50 million tons of palm oil are produced every year – this makes palm oil the most used and traded vegetable oil globally.
Palm oil is not only used in food, but also in cosmetics, animal food and detergents. Because palm oil is so variable and has so many uses, it is the most popular vegetable oil in the world.
Fifty percent of the packaged products in supermarkets contain palm oil.