Palm oil is now in around 50% of packaged products on supermarket shelves, in everything from food to cleaners to cosmetics. However, its production is causing deforestation and biodiversity, so why are we still using it?
"The question of palm oil is urgent but there is no clear answer. It devastates rainforests, ecosystems and communities, but it's in so many products that it's almost unavoidable. And should we be avoiding it? Might it be better to support sustainability initiatives? We'll talk you through the issues and hear different perspectives on how to tackle this knotty issue." - Joanna Long, presenter of Ethical Consumer podcast