palm oil

palm oil

There's a New Hazelnut Spread in Town and It Wants to Take On Nutella

The Barilla Group is set to launch the palm-oil-free Crema Pan di Stelle in January of next year.
Danielle Wayda
Ice Cream

Many 'Vanilla' Ice Creams Contain Precisely No Vanilla, Milk, or Cream, Study Says

In some “ice creams,” cream and milk were replaced with partially reconstituted dried skim milk, whey protein, and palm or coconut oil.
Jelisa Castrodale

That Nutella Taster Job Isn't Actually as Awesome as It Sounds

For one, you don't actually get to eat any Nutella.
Katinka Oppeck
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Python Swallowed an Indonesian Palm Oil Farmer Whole

Experts say deforestation forced the snake to seek alternative food sources.
Katherine Gillespie
palm oil

Why Green Bean Casserole Is Killing Off Rhinos

The creamy, bubbly casserole is an iconic Thanksgiving dish, but those French-fried onions on top—as well as a whole host of other supermarket foods—are full of wildlife-endangering palm oil.
Lauren Rothman

What's Being Done to Stop Palm Oil Plantations from Destroying Indonesia's Rainforests?

Since <i>VICE on HBO</i> investigated the terrible consequences of Indonesia's palm oil industry last season, has anything changed for the better? We asked an expert if there was hope for activists on the horizon.
VICE Staff

Watch Our HBO Episode About the Search for Powerful Anti-Bacterial Compounds in the Jungle

In this episode from season three of our HBO show, we tagged along as scientists searched the jungles for new life-saving drugs. Then, we went to Indonesia to investigate the unfortunate realities of the palm oil boom.
VICE Staff

Why a Scandinavian Hotel Group Is Banning Bacon and Some Cereals

The Norwegian hotel group Nordic Choice Hotel Group—which operates Comfort hotels, Quality hotels, Clarion hotels, and others throughout Scandinavia and the Baltics—is taking meat off the menu at some Comfort hotels, citing sustainability reasons...
Wyatt Marshall

Indonesia’s Fires Are Serious, so Why Isn’t Indonesia Taking Them Seriously?

Fires have now been burning across several islands since September, producing more greenhouse gases than the daily output of the United States.
Stanley Widianto

Researchers Have Developed Cooking Oil That Can Be Used 80 Times

It has antioxidant and antibacterial properties, and also "enhances crunchiness." Now let's make a huge-ass batch of fried chicken.
Hilary Pollack

France Is Concerned that Nutella Is Destroying the World

France’s Ecology Minister Segolene Royal warned this week that the world’s denizens need to learn to live without, or at least with less of, the beloved spread.
Hilary Pollack

Soul Food: Santeria

Kiran Deol meets up with Santeria priest Santero Charles Guelperin at his Botanica and sets out experience the often misunderstood Santeria and its close relationship to food.
Kiran Deol