Can palm oil be sustainable?

Much has been said of the conditions and bad consequences of the palm oil industry worldwide. Also hear about the many actions undertaken to minimize these negative effects and make this industry a sustainable industry. The hard part is sifting through these abundant information in the media and have a clear vision and without partisanship. This article was originally published in 2011 in 2degreesnetwork and reprinted in 2012  in makingitmagazine: 

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  1. Thank you so much for posting the link re sustainable palm oil. I do use palm shortening in my soaps and because it is certified organic I am hoping that it is under sustainable circumstances. I have been attacked verbally twice in the past year for using this ingredient. It would be wonderful to be able to buy my palm oil from a certified source. If you know of a supplier that would ship small amounts (100 kg) at a time to Canada, I’d be thrilled with the info.

    Again, thank you for sharing so much with those of us fortunate enough to have found this wonderful site.