Palm oil has quickly become one of the most notorious ingredients on the nutrition panel as more details emerge about how most companies produce it. The short version: Many palm oil producers burn down lush rainforests in Indonesia and Malaysia to clear the way for their plantations. In the process, they displace indigenous communities and endangered species, contribute to soil erosion, worsen air pollution, and speed up global warming. Given all that, it’s no surprise that conscious consumers have started inspecting labels and boycotting products that use it.
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