Last year, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) announced that palm oil, the most utilized vegetable oil in the world, is potentially carcinogenic; meaning, it can cause cancer.
But avoiding it poses an incredible challenge. It’s found in roughly 50% of the packaged foods, personal care and cleaning products we use, due to its cheap production costs relative to other vegetable oils. Everything from Nutella, to laundry detergent, contains palm oil.
Surely, if we eat clean and buy green, we’re safe, right? Not quite.