Use of Palm Oil in Food Products

There is widespread communication about the adverse effects of Palm Oil on Heart Health. In some countries it's use in Food Products is banned. Still India allows Import of this oil paying foreign exchange. Just because it is much cheaper than conventional oils it is used in almost all fried ready to eat Food Products like Breads,Bicuits,Wafers etc by even reputed Brands. On one hand we spend increasingly for healthcare but have no qualms about allowing use of Palm Oil in Food Products which is adangerous health hazard. Though Indonesia is the largest producer of Palm Oil , it is not used there but exported to India who is the largest Importer of Palm Oil. It is hightime we create awareness about this serious health hazard. more  

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Why is the government bent on importing this oil? So that many can die of heart disease? Why should India be the country where the world dumps its bad goods? The government should be taking immediate action. more  
Human health is the last priority in India and it will continue. more  
Yes, there should be awareness about the health hazards of Palm oil. more  
Google says:
Palm oil has a high saturated fat content, which can be harmful to cardiovascular health. However, one study found that, when consumed as part of a balanced diet, “Palm oil does not have incremental risk for cardiovascular disease.”

The rest is your own judgement..... more  
Through world,it is not considered as a oil/cooking oil...But lower middle class is paying huge money after it is imported for around Rs.20/- to 25/- per KG.The sale was Rs.40/- per liter more  
Sir, it is generally crude palm oil that is imported in India ,then refined n sold. So the cost with other charged will be higher. more  
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