India is the world's biggest consumer of palm oil, a crop which threatens the country's water supply and is linked to deforestation. But the government faces little opposition to expand plantations.
On this week’s show we take a look at farmland transitions. As the farming population ages, who will take reins? We’ve got farmers hanging up their hats, with no one to take over the family farm, and we’ve got young people, anxious to get started farming, with no land to call their own. We sit […]
Hundreds of food companies have promised to keep their suppliers from cutting down forests. Environmental groups watch to see if they keep their promises.
Trans fats will be phased out in three years—so what will take its place in cookies, frosting and donuts?
A new tax attempts to change the ingredients list of a French favorite.
Cargill will offer palm oil that has been certified sustainable. The rain forests can breathe a sigh of relief?
Thin Mints started tasting funnier once it became clear that Girl Scouts was using palm oil in all of its recipes and censoring scouts' concerns about it.