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Research Paper On Palm Oil

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Research: "Palm oil should we use it?" By Annabel Pezzutti. Issue- Palm oil is one of the world's most popular edible vegetable oil. Palm oil is used in most goods available at your local supermarket. This particular oil is affordable but it comes at an immense cost to our environment. Palm oil has been connected to many human rights, animal, and environmental violations yet organisations and companies all over the world persist in using this particular oil in just about everything, in fact this popular oil is in about half of all products on store shelves. Including products like soap, snacks, laundry detergent, cosmetics, and even ice-cream. Scientific explanation- Palm oil is extracted from the fruit of the oil palm tree, Elaeis guineensis, which prospers in fairly humid tropical climates. Most Palm oil production occurs in just two countries, Malaysia and Indonesia, but now is spreading all over the tropics, including Africa. To produce these plantations, deforestation has to occur and this process results in a loss of biodiversity and a loss of habitat. The Human act of deforestation affects the water systems too, as rainforests produce 30% of the planet's fresh water. When forestry is demolished water isn't expelled into the atmosphere and the stability is lost. This leads to a drier climate and soil because there are no trees to transpire to the ground. why we shouldn't use It -Palm oil too is not sustainably sourced and until there is verification that changes
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