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Ep 6 Palm Oil: It's Aping Us Crazy

May 13, 2019 Ashna and Lydia Season 1 Episode 6
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Ep 6 Palm Oil: It's Aping Us Crazy
May 13, 2019 Season 1 Episode 6
Ashna and Lydia

In this episode, we address the issue of 'palm oil'. As a controversial ingredient, we want to understand where it comes from, what it is used for, what products contain it and exactly why it's got a bad reputation. Palm oil makes up 35% of the vegetable oil market, but what about it is actually bad, and can we do anything about it?

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Links to some of the organisations and resources we mentioned in the episode:

  • Act for Wildlife: The Palm Oil Challenge (a short video explaining palm oil in a really simple way) - https://youtu.be/K6KOQjimVjA
  • WWF Palm Oil Score Card (to view where your favourite brands rank) - http://palmoilscorecard.panda.org/ 
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (aims to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm) - https://rspo.org/
Show Notes

In this episode, we address the issue of 'palm oil'. As a controversial ingredient, we want to understand where it comes from, what it is used for, what products contain it and exactly why it's got a bad reputation. Palm oil makes up 35% of the vegetable oil market, but what about it is actually bad, and can we do anything about it?

Please share, rate, review and subscribe to help us on our mission to open up the conversation on sustainability.

Follow us @podcastswitch or visit podcastswitch.com

Links to some of the organisations and resources we mentioned in the episode:

  • Act for Wildlife: The Palm Oil Challenge (a short video explaining palm oil in a really simple way) - https://youtu.be/K6KOQjimVjA
  • WWF Palm Oil Score Card (to view where your favourite brands rank) - http://palmoilscorecard.panda.org/ 
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (aims to transform markets to make sustainable palm oil the norm) - https://rspo.org/