Just when you think you maybe have a handle on living sustainably a news story comes along to emphasize the point that little in life is exactly what you thought it to be and causes a body to despair of ever figuring out what is what you when it comes to a body’s ecological footprint. That we live in a world where much store-bought peanut butter contains no peanut oil I already knew but this makes my head hurt.
EDITED TO ADD: Sorry about the paywall. Here’s another story with more industry and less food science researcher input. The original link was readable on my phone for some reason but I see that it doesn’t work on my laptop. It’s a story by a cooking writer who looked into why butter is remaining solid at room temperature these days thereby rendering many recipes obsolete and recounts how cattle feed is now loaded with palm oil which has changed the composition of the milk from cows fed the stuff.
Since I posted this the Dairy Farmers of Canada have issued a response and recommended that use of palm oil be suspended while they study the question.