Global demand for crude palm oil has increased to meet the need for alternative energy, food, and even cosmetics. UK-based media mentioned that 40-50 percent of food and domestic products in the western world is derived from palm oil.
Unfortunately, public has stigmatized palm oil as the major driver of deforestation, climate change and extinction of thousands of animal species due to massive conversion from forested areas to palm oil plantation. Such an opinion is due to the methods of palm oil production that in many cases have fallen short of implementing sustainable principles. On the other hand, the world today has come up with market demand transformation which calls for palm-oil-based products resulted from production that complies with sustainability tenets.