The Product You Can't Do Without: Palm Oil
Your eyes can cross reading product labels, with their tiny print and multisyllabic scientific names.
If you are a label reader, journalist Jocelyn C. Zuckerman is confident you see Palm Oil listed among product ingredients in about half of the products sold in grocery stores.
That's a lot of palm oil, requiring a lot of forest burning, slave labor, and more.
Zuckerman reports in her book Planet Palm: How Palm Oil Ended Up in Everything—and Endangered the World.
The author joins us with a sobering look at the uses of palm oil, and its recent ubiquity.