Much of the palm oil imported into the U.S. ends up in snack foods such as cookies, crackers and microwave popcorn.
July 25, 2013 Health concerns surrounding trans fats led many food manufacturers to abandon partially hydrogenated oils. Palm oil has helped fill the void. But guess what? It's high in saturated fat.
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Dunkin' Donuts plans to go green by committing to purchasing all of its palm oil from sustainable sources.
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March 12, 2013 Under pressure from the New York state comptroller — who oversees one of its largest shareholders — the doughnut chain has agreed to set a goal of using only 100 percent sustainable palm oil to make its doughnuts. Production of palm oil has caused serious deforestation in Indonesia.
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