Think about the effects of what we eat and products we use have on the environment. Palm oil is found in so many everyday products, and whilst you may not use it to cook with as they do in developing countries, it is in almost fifty per cent of produce sold on supermarket shelves.
It can be found in lipsticks, pizza dough, instant noodles, shampoos, detergents, margarine, ice cream, biscuits, cakes, chocolate, diesel, packaged bread, soap and my favourite, peanut butter 😨. If you buy any of these products look out for RSPO or Green Palm label which means that the oil used has been sustainably sourced. Why?
Palm oil is grown in rainforests and the uncontrolled clearing of these plantations are responsible for the destruction of the habitats of endangered species including cute orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos. It is said by the WWF that within the next 5-10 years the orangutan will be extinct and Sumatran tigers in less than 3 years.
Let’s help to leave a legacy to our future generations and say no to non sustainable Palm oil products…