Palm oil and palm oil production have been controversial subjects over the last 20 years. It is one of the most contentious ingredients used in food, biodiesel, and household products. And for good reason, because of the widespread deforestation of richly bio-diverse rainforests associated with the production of palm oil to make room for palm plantations, bringing many animals and indigenous rainforest tribes to the brink of endangerment, even close to extinction.
Still, with this in mind, demand for palm oil is steadily increasing, and why wouldn’t it? palm oil is an ingredient unmatched in many ways.
Look at palm oil from its chemical structure and properties, and investigate the harvesting and production of the oil, key food products that use palm oil, health issues associated with palm oil, and sustainable and suitable alternatives to palm oil.