Comment: Cheap cooking oil provided for locals
Paper Edition | Page: 8
July 9, p. 9
Hundreds of local people in the village of Binangun Temple in Pakem in Sleman, Yogyakarta, flocked to a pasar murah (discount market) organized by the Indonesian Islamic University (UII) and PT Sinar Mas to purchase low-cost palm oil on Sunday.
This is an oil which has fat whose intake should be limited, just like trans fats; they clog your arteries and can lead to heart problems.
In addition, production of palm oil is leading to deforestation.
Such a program should not be a welcome relief for residents in the face of rising obesity, heart disease and the well-being of the rainforests of Indonesia.