Danish supplier Palsgaard has launched a soy-based emulsifier for cakes to meet growing European demand for palm-free foods. But certified sustainable palm oil is still the most environmentally-friendly oil crop, it says.
Rising global demand for vegetable oils has accelerated deforestation, claims a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) – but there are deforestation-free alternatives available for businesses.
Food makers enjoying bearish prices for palm oil used extensively
in food applications could see a rise as Malaysia, the world's
number one producer, builds plans to reduce palm oil production,
writes Lindsey Partos.