It is the most debated of oils.

For many environmentally conscious consumers in developed countries, it is something to boycott, associated with the destruction of orangutan habitat.

For poor families across the developing world, it is an economical food to buy at the lowest possible cost.

For millions of farmers in developing countries, it is the basis of their livelihoods, a crucial driver of rural economic growth, and a major export income earner.

Through recent initiatives, businesses and governments involved in the palm oil supply chain have agreed that they want to keep developing it – but in a sustainable way.

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