If consumer demand for these other oils increases, could deforestation to make room for more agricultural land be far behind?
Stock your fridge, freezer and pantry with sustainable ingredients. “You’ll make a huge impact on the world and your own health.”
We need to switch to things like olive oil, coconut oil — which is a saturated fat but very healthy for you — and my favorite these days is Malaysian palm oil. It’s red because of all the antioxidants.
Responsibly cultivated palm oil is more environmentally beneficial than any other oil crop. Malaysia is a world model for sustainable palm oil production. It all began in earnest when Malaysia’s government encouraged cultivation of this healthy oil to reduce the country’s economic dependence on other less reliable or efficient crops, such as rubber, cocoa and coconut.