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Palm Oil and the Environment
What is palm oil?
Palm oil is a type of vegetable oil derived from the fruit of oil palms. This oil is widely used in many processed foods (cookies, candies. cereal, chips and more) as well as cosmetics, soaps and cleaning supplies due to it's low cost and high saturation. The global palm oil market is estimated to reach $92.84 billion in 2021 and one study showed that humans consumed an average 17 pounds of palm oil per person in 2015.