Palm oil is the victim of anti-scientific and populist misleading campaign fueled by new forms of protectionism that bring no benefit to the consumer and deny free market principles, especially the free choice of the consumer.
We support freedom of science and the scientific method in public debate. We support the free trade of goods and services. We support the palm oil business as well as other foods that science has proved to be neither dangerous nor carcinogenic. We also support the freedom of choice against any form of intolerance.
Some people ask to ban it from all public places; those who think that forcing our companies to replace it with unhealthy ingredients is an advantage, and those who simply rides the wave of intolerance. Hiding behind the shield of “the common good”, many try to take advantage at the expense of a single ingredient.
There are well-established protectionist interests behind this campaign against palm oil. This is a war for the “right” oil and palm oil has been targeted by other producers.
In spite of these negative influences, we want to give voice to those who ask to be free to eat whatever they want, including palm oil, and those who fight the anti-scientific populism.
We are convinced that the hatred and fury of those who repudiate the principles of science and objectivity must be contrasted with facts and rationality.