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Truth on palm oil

In recent months, around palm oil (substance found in many packaged foods and not only), there have been numerous controversies that have been around the world and have also involved many well-known products, such as Nutella.

In one study, it was found that the high consumption of this ingredient increased diabetes and destroying cells of the pancreas. But now, experts introduce a correction: palm oil does not get diabetes, because during the first experiment, the animals used as guinea pigs, were fed the hydrogenated form of this ingredient, but is not used in industry food. The correction was made by the same group of Italian first experiment, directed by Francesco Giorgino University of Bari.

This error indicates that the effect depended on the use of hydrogenated fats in excess and not from palm oil, whose hydrogenation process, harmful to health, is not used in the feed.

The results of the first experiment had caused a fuss species against Nutella. Not only that, Ferrero had been accused by the Environment Minister, Segolene Royal, to cause deforestation, then getting an apology from the French Minister, as this company is one of the most cutting-edge in terms of sustainability with regard to the cultivation and the collection of palm oil, as claimed by the environmental movement Greenpeace.

WWF also supported the Ferrero fact Dr Eva Alessi, responsible sustainability of the WWF, has promoted this company, as from 1 January this year, using only certified palm oil to 100% according to the standard RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) which defines standards of environmental protection and social development. Palm oil, in fact, comes from plantations in Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Brazil, through the cultivation of palm trees without damaging the forest (habitat of orangutans) and through irrigation done in a sustainable way.

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