On a typical trip to the grocery store, you probably buy at least one product made with palm oil, which is found in everything from shampoo and detergent to pizza dough, ice cream, and instant ramen. It’s the most widely used vegetable oil in the world, with 75.7 million metric … [Read more...] about This Bill Gates-backed startup is growing palm oil in a lab
If you look at the list of ingredients on the labels of your household products, chances are most of them have palm oil included on the list. The problem with palm oil is that it leads to mass deforestation in Southeast Asia, devastating areas that once teemed with life. In … [Read more...] about Could used coffee grounds hold the key to replacing palm oil?
Palm oil and other biofuels from agricultural crops were initially heralded as the main tool by which the EU could decarbonize road transport and were given generous subsidies over a decade ago. Now we look at palm oil very differently as increasing evidence shows that biofuels … [Read more...] about Subsidies for biofuel from palm oil have been banned in the EU
The Welsh Government says it will work to discourage businesses from using "non-ethical" palm oil in their products and manufacturing processes. Economy Secretary Ken Skates has said he wants to follow the lead of Greenpeace and supermarket firm Iceland. … [Read more...] about ‘Non-ethical’ palm oil use discouraged
Palm oil is as ubiquitous in processed foods as it is controversial for its disastrous ecological and social impacts. Transparent supply chains, regulations, strict third-party verifications, alliances of companies and civil society are some of the necessary approaches to clean … [Read more...] about Solutions to clean up the palm oil industry