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'The Food Guys' Give The Side-Eye To Palm Oil

Palm oil plantation, Cigudeg, Bogor, Java, Indonesia
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Palm oil plantation, Cigudeg, Bogor, Java, Indonesia

Greg and Jon take on palm oil, whose associations with environmental destruction and human-rights abuses are increasing as rapidly as its ubiquity in manufactured foods.  Even as a substitute for trans-fats, when consumed in large amounts, palm oil isn't particularly healthy, given that it's saturated. The Food Guys' advice? "Read those labels and when you can, avoid processed foods."

(Broadcast: "The Food Guys," 8/3/14 and 2/14/21. Listen weekly on the radio at 9:53 a.m. Sundays, or via podcast.)