Easily Check Your Products for Unsustainable Palm Oil
Although the jungles of Asia are half a world away, our shopping choices have an impact as real as a poacher’s bullet or a game warden’s protection. And it all hinges on palm oil – the most widely produced edible vegetable oil in the world. With an attractively long shelf life and semi-solid state at room temperature, palm oil has rapidly become the ingredient of choice in packaged food like cookies, chocolate, potato chips, and bread – as well as shampoo, lotion, laundry soap, and a multitude of other common products. Tragically, deforestation to produce that oil has recently spelled death for untold numbers of endangered animals. In less than 25 years, orangutan populations have plummeted from an estimated 300,000 to about 50,000.
Along with consumer choices to buy shade-grown coffee and sustainable seafood, caring people have a profound ability to make a positive difference both locally and around the world. Each person who supports sustainable palm oil is a truly a voice for our most vulnerable wildlife and the families in these areas – and ultimately for all of us.
Courtesy of World Wildlife Fund
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