The Oil That is Killing The Apes

Palm oil seems to be everywhere these days. It has slowly infiltrated food and cosmetic products in the UK and is readily used in the U.S. where the issue of GM foods is far higher on their list of concerns. I would argue that this should not be the case. Genetically modified foods are simply bred with the most desirable characteristics such as the largest size, the fastest growth rate or relative resistance to certain weather conditions. Photographs of vegetables being injected with an unknown substance from a syringe are downright scaremongering. I understand the implications for farmers and other major disadvantages of GM but many of the so-called facts are simply myths (but that’s a whole other post).

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