Planet Palm

Fatal fat

Issue 91 - summer 2021

Jocelyn C. Zuckerman describes in a short and interesting way how palm oil became the most widely used vegetable oil on earth.

Planet Palm

It's in ready-made pizzas and lipsticks, in cleaning products and in the car tank: palm oil is ubiquitous. But how did it come about that palm oil became the most widely used vegetable oil on earth? Jocelyn C. Zuckerman takes the reader on a fascinating (time) journey from Liberia to Indonesia and from India to Brazil to trace the development of the small oil palm fruit into a billion dollar business and to show the negative effects of the boom on the environment, climate, public health and human rights . 

 

 

Jocelyn C. Zuckerman: Planet Palm, Ingram Publishers Services 2021, 272 pages, EUR 23,99