Palm oil proving unhealthy for people, environment

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But most products simply list their palm oil as "vegetable oil," so customers have no idea what they're eating. Some countries are trying to change that and require palm oil to be described as what it actually is.
Decrying the many complaints about palm oil, an organization called the Rainforest Action Network is staging loud, public campaigns against Smucker's, Heinz, Kellogg's, Pepsi, Campbell Soup, and Mars and Hershey candies, among other food companies. The organization says the campaign is intended to remove what it calls "conflict palm oil" from "America's snack foods."

But most products simply list their palm oil as "vegetable oil," so customers have no idea what they're eating. Some countries are trying to change that and require palm oil to be described as what it actually is.

Decrying the many complaints about palm oil, an organization called the Rainforest Action Network is staging loud, public campaigns against Smucker's, Heinz, Kellogg's, Pepsi, Campbell Soup, and Mars and Hershey candies, among other food companies. The organization says the campaign is intended to remove what it calls "conflict palm oil" from "America's snack foods."

 

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Joel Brinkley
Friday, December 13, 2013

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