Supermarket ranking for ZeroPalmöl campaign

The catastrophic damages to the environment, which are caused by excessive palm oil plantations in the tropics, were again discussed globally after the dramatic fires in Indonesia in autumn 2015.

Nonetheless, those are not the only consequences of the massive palm oil production: the consumer’s health is directly in danger, too. Glycidyl ester and 3-monochloropropanediol (3-MCPD) are contained in palm oil in significantly higher concentrations than in other vegetable oils. Both are generated during the processing of vegetable oils. A study by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) confirmed the resulting health risks on 3rd of May.