It's hardly a secret that palm oil production in southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America is laying waste to these regions' tropical ecosystems. Cultivation of this ubiquitous ingredient (the organization GreenPalm says it is used in one out of every two products on grocery store shelves) is responsible for the razing of rain forests, animal extinction warnings, and water, air
Palm oil sustainability: the people challenge
The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil provides a path for many companies to support sustainably produced palm oil. But right now, the organization still has a ways to go to monitor and enforce its own rules.