Have you heard of palm oil?  How about vegetable oil or olive oil?  Oils from plants, vegetables, seeds and nuts have been used for centuries all over the world for many different foods and products, so what makes palm oil such a controversial product?



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Information sourced from:

Greenpalm.org, What Is Palm Oil Used For? (Online), Available From: https://greenpalm.org/about-palm-oil/what-is-palm-oil/what-is-palm-oil-used-for [Accessed on 11/1/21]

BBC Newsround, 2018, What is palm oil and why is it thought to be bad? (Online), Available from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/39492207 [Accessed on 11/1/21]

Ensia, 2014, How Did Palm Oil Become Such A Problem and What Can We Do About It? by Michael Kodas, (Online), Available from: https://ensia.com/features/how-did-palm-oil-become-such-a-problem-and-what-can-we-do-about-it/ [Accessed on 11/1/21]

The Guardian, February 2019, How The World Got Hooked on Palm Oil, by Paul Tullis, (Online), Available from: https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/feb/19/palm-oil-ingredient-biscuits-shampoo-environmental [Accessed on 11/1/21]

Ecosia, April 2019, Why is Palm Oil Bad For The Environment? (Online), Available from: https://blog.ecosia.org/why-palm-oil-bad-environment-indonesia-sumatra-orangutan-habitats-ecosia/ [Accessed on 11/1/21]

Smithsonian Magazine, March 2016, Giving Up Palm Oil Might Actually Be Bad For The Environment, by Joe Fassler, (Online), Available from: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/giving-up-palm-oil-might-actually-be-bad-environment-180958092/ [Accessed on 11/1/21]


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