This post originally appeared on HoneyColony.
Palm oil is used in a mind-boggling range of everyday products including shampoo, toothpaste and Nutella. In total, 50 million tons of palm oil is produced annually.
As a result, tens of millions of acres of forest have been cut down to make way for large-scale palm oil plantations, lending to deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty, and indigenous rights abuses. There are more sustainable oils out there that offer more nutrition. But what is the likelihood of giving up an iconic product like Nutella for the sake of Mamma Earth?
Food Fight: France VS Italy
Italy and France are going at it again, this time it’s a food fight over Nutella, arguably the world’s most popular ‘chocolate’ hazelnut breakfast spread. About 365,000 tons of Nutella is made each year (about the same as the weight of The Empire State Building).
Earlier this week, Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal stated on the French television network Canal+ France that, “We have to replant a lot of trees because there is massive deforestation that also leads to global warming.… Read the rest