Palm Oil

Aug 3, 2014

Palm oil plantation, Cigudeg, Bogor, Java, Indonesia. (CC BY 2.0)
Credit Achmad Rabin Taim

Greg and Jon take on palm oil, whose associations with environmental destruction and human-rights abuses are increasing as rapidly as its ubiquity in manufactured foods.  Even as a substitute for trans-fats, when consumed in large amounts, palm oil isn't particularly healthy, given that it's saturated. The Food Guys' advice? "Read those labels and when you can, avoid processed foods."

(Broadcast: The Food Guys, 8/3/14)