Are you unknowingly supporting rainforest destruction?


With most negative things in this world, the main reason they’re still around is because people just aren’t knowledgeable about the consequences. According to the Rainforest Action Network (RAN), “palm oil is in roughly 50% of packaged goods sold on grocery store shelves” and “the expansion of palm oil plantations is one of the biggest causes of rainforest destruction in the world today.”

I’m sure if people knew just how destructive it is, palm oil would either be used much less and/or sustainable palm oil would quickly become the norm.

Please take action by checking that the products you purchase either don’t contain palm oil or have sustainable palm oil. Also, click on the image above or here to see a larger version and go to TheProblemWithPalmOil.org to find out more!

Comments

Greenderella
22 September 2011 - 08:00

It’s really incredible how much palm oil is being used. I even found the ingredient on a package of gelling sugar. It hides even in foods you would never expect it in…

Gloria
22 September 2011 - 23:45

I will definitely start keeping an eye out for this!





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