Palms Up To Palm Oil

Eco Friendly Daily

Demonstrators have been focusing their efforts on commercial users of palm oil. Now seemingly ubiquitous in many countries, this oil has various uses – and it is vying with soybean oil for the title of “most widely produced vegetable oil”. Conservation concerns centre on palm tree monocultures, with their attendant environmental repercussions. Palm oil comes from the fruit of the African oil palm, Elaeis guineensis.