Join our conversation with your friendly neighbourhood palm oil expert Joss Lyons-White!
"If we're talking about the benefits of development, then smooth peanut butter is definitely up there... noone wants it crunchy"
"The thing about palm oil people don't realise is it's in everything"
"Don't remove yourself from the conversation by not buying palm oil all together, it's a battle you cannot win"
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00:14 - What is Palm oil?
03:00 - Pros
03:55 - Cons
05:05 - Impacts on people
06:12 - The land after palm oil
06:50 - Smallholders Vs Companies
07:40 - Methods of making it more sustainable
09:33 - Increasing yields
10:25 - Palm oil isn't new
12:14 - Sustainability in the Western world
13:20 - Global consumption
14:26 - Potential solution - Government regulation
15:06 - Why aren't other countries taking advantage of palm oil?
15:45 - Development Vs Environmental needs
20:25 - How can the average Joe help?
21:25 - Are there alternatives? No - Joss likes his peanut butter smooth...
22:58 - How do we know we're buying sustainable palm oil?
24:56 - What counts as sustainable palm oil? Is it all unsustainable?
26:36 - How is the demand for sustainable palm oil going to grow?
27:27 - Will governments enforce protection of their forests? Who's Pete?
29:00 - How you can help
30:48 - What if we support sustainable palm oil & the demand surpasses the supply?
31:38 - What if the world switched to buying only sustainable palm oil tomorrow?
34:22 - Summary
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