I don't like to get too political here, but we have always shied away from using palm oil in our products. Why? Please take a moment to read this article from Scientific American. There are literally dozens of other articles on the subject, but this one is concise and well-written.
(an excerpt) "Today palm oil production is the largest cause of deforestation in Indonesia and other equatorial countries with dwindling expanses of tropical rainforest. Indonesia’s endangered orangutan population, which depends upon the rainforest, has dwindled by as much as 50 percent in recent years."
50 Percent. You read that right. And it sucks.