The big debate: Is Iceland right to roll back on its palm oil promise?

Still from Iceland animated Christmas ad

As the price of sunflower oil soared following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Iceland has reverted to the use of palm oil in some of its products – something the retailer has been resolutely against since 2018. Retail Week’s Rosie Shepard and George MacDonald debate whether that was the right decision.

Is Iceland’s decision morally and politically wrong or an inevitable step after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?

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