Organic palm oil? Organic soya?
January 18, 2013 2:59 AM Subscribe
What does it mean for palm oil and soya to be 'organically farmed'? Is it ethical to buy products with organic palm oil in? (I know that in general palm oil is bad news
and I try to avoid it.)
posted by daisyk to Science & Nature (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This question was inspired by the ten minutes I recently spent deliberating over two brands of vegan margarine, trying to decide which one was least awful or if both were fine. I eventually bought the tub that cost one Swiss franc less.
I want to get better at avoiding rainforest soya and palm oil in general, but I just don't understand what difference their being 'organic' makes or how to decide on a least-bad option. Choosing more ethical products is my first priority and health is a second priority; I'm (mostly) vegan so I'm not concerned, here, with rainforest soya used as animal feed. Links to longer-form guides or articles would be great. Thanks!