Talk:Palm oil

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Article started[edit]

I started this article because:

  • Palm oil is notorious for green-washing
  • It is controversial
  • It helps contribute to global warming
  • It is marketed as a dietary supplement, like coconut oil.
  • It had upvotes on the to-do list.

I understand that the article does not currently list how it is more efficient than soybeans, which makes the article not FAIR AND BALANCED. I also started on the Dr. Oz claim, but there is to much info for me to include there.

There is a video in the green washing article that talks about palm oil. I also read a claim that the RSPO certified sustainable palm oil still causes deforestation, but I did not include this in the article because I have not read into it. But here is a counterclaim:http://www.worldwatch.org/node/6082.

There should also be a section on human rights abuses, but I have not started it yer.

This article also needs more goat.Make haste slowly (talk) 12:13, 16 February 2015 (UTC) This article probably needs a bit more balance.Make haste slowly (talk) 12:22, 16 February 2015 (UTC)

Excellent stuff. Please keep writing! - David Gerard (talk) 22:59, 16 February 2015 (UTC)