Price and increased consumer interest are driving demand for palm oil in such markets as India and China, two of the largest palm oil importing countries. This news comes as global demand for sunflower oil falls in part due to its lower supply and higher prices. As reported by Food Navigator-Asia, there are also rapeseed (canola) shortages. The article also details the logistical and economic impact of COVID-19 on the edible oil industry as a whole, and Malaysian certified sustainable palm oil specifically.

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