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Palm oil a hot topic

Dr Justine Butler investigates the ubiquitous ingredient that’s behind some worrying environmental issues

Palm oil is big business! It is found in around half of all items on supermarket shelves, from margarine to lipstick. But some people refuse to buy products containing it. Why? What are the issues and should we all be avoiding it?

Palm oil is extracted from the fruit pulp of oil palms. Highly versatile, it is used in the food industry to fry foods and as an ingredients in biscuits, snacks, baked and other processed foods. It is also used in the production of biodiesel, animal feed, soap, shaving gel, cleaning products and cosmetics.

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Planning a vegan bbq or picnic? Don't just rely on the basics you can pick up from the supermarket, whip up a true feast to impress with the help of the July issue of Vegan Food & Living. With ideas for everything from aubergine and tofu kebabs to cauli-rice maki rolls, leek, mushroom and 'blue cheese' quiche, and creamy potato salad, your friends won't believe their tastebuds. Also this issue, we show you how to create your own tempeh using just 3 ingredients, create some epic vegan street food and share everyday superfoods that can help balance hormones. If that's not enough, we explore if our avocado obsession is destroying the planet, reveal how a vegan diet can help reverse type 2 diabetes and take a look at why palm oil is so controversial.