It is not difficult to understand why palm oil has grown in importance over the past centuries. Palm can be harvested year-round. Its yield per hectare is twice that of soy, rapeseed and sunflower combined. It is also the most multitalented of vegetable oils: it is used in various consumer retail food products (from pizza to candy bars), cosmetics and personal care products (from lipstick to shampoo), biofuel and pharmaceuticals, among many others.
Science, Technology, and Innovation for Sustainable Development Goals – Hardcover – Ademola A. Adenle; Marian R. Chertow; Ellen H. M. Moors; David J. Pannell – Oxford University Press
After the United Nations adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all, researchers and policy makers highlighted the importance of targeted investment in science, technology, and innovation (STI) to make tangible progress.