Global Foodies! From rainforest to your cupboard: the real story of palm oil
Check this very interactive article from The Guardian regarding the journey of palm oil from rainforest to our cupboard. Surprisingly, up to 50% of the products that we buy contain palm oil, from processed food, shampoo, soap, to cosmetics. As the population continue to grow the demand of palm oil also keep increasing. This lead to a lot more rainforest conversed to palm oil plantation. In Indonesia, forest fires are still remain the most efficient tool to do so if we look at the cost when hard machine and labor involved even though it is not legal. Thus, we need to find sustainable solution to replace palm oil consumption as soon as possible.
“This product is an alternative solution for sustainable cooking oil. As we know available cooking oil in Indonesia like Palm oil is lack of nutrient and also cause environmental damage. Edible insects are already known of its essential minerals that could tackle mineral deficiency in Indonesia. The high contain of Polyunsaturated Fatty acids make this product suitable for our oil consumption. Even though the vitamin and mineral are easily dissolved when heated but eventually will be lost if used in really high temperature like deep frying. So to get the nutrient benefit from the product use it for low temperature cooking like we use olive oil.”
Dr. Ir. Nur Hidayat, MP.
Lecturer of Agroindustrial Technology, Agricultural Technology Faculty University of Brawijaya
We are excited to tell you that our team now is collaborating with Glow For Indonesia as media partner and has been featured in Inspiring Indonesia project. Glow For Indonesia is a social community that is driven by young people, which aims to provide a positive impact for Indonesia. There are seven projects that are currently being executed: Lele Food, Parahyangan Green Challenge, Sharing with You, Gloria Morgen, Inspiring Indonesia, Ruang Cerita, De Expor. As the team keep progressing we hope another posts regarding BITEBACK will show up.
Hereby attached link of the article about BITEBACK written by TFF Global Ambassador for Indonesia Ratih Nawangwulan. Happy Reading :)