Where does Italyabroad.com stand with regard to Palm Oil?
November 23, 2018
All our products, and I mean all, do not contain Palm Oil. Our food suppliers are artisans and choose the best oils for their recipes independently of its price. Palm oil is widely used in the food industry because of its low cost, it is the cheapest vegetable oil of all.
In the last few weeks there has been a lot of talking about Palm Oil and its effects mainly on the environment, but not everything that has been said, is correct. Yes, Palm Oil is not good for the environment because forests were being replaced with plantation of palms, however, things are changing and moving toward the right direction, because the big corporations, the oil biggest users, are addressing the issue by supporting organizations that manage and certify their Palm oil, Palm Oil is becoming sustainable, companies don’t want to upset their customers.
A few decades ago, we had similar problems with another everyday product, the paper. Suddenly we all realised that paper was made with cellulose pulp obtained from trees and the paper became sustainable, the problem was sorted and we all moved happily on with our lives.
We could still say that we don’t want Palm Oil to be used because of healthy reasons, this is our and our suppliers’ choice, but are we happy to pay the additional cost? We are.
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