Palm oil is in the public consciousness more than any other commodity. But rather than turn our backs on the palm industry, we need to work together to find a solution.
The role of palm oil
Palm oil has become one of the most urgent global issues facing the food sector. Population increase and rising global demand have led to deforestation and social issues. As with all globally traded commodities, the priority now is to stop deforestation and ensure human rights are protected.
Palm oil, or ingredients made with palm oil, are present across the food industry from oils, pastry products and desserts to breads and mixes. They are also in soap, detergents and cleaning products.
High volumes of these products are used within the foodservice industry, which is why our sector in particular can play a vital role in promoting sustainable palm oil production.
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