Sadly, the production of Palm Oil is ravaging our planets’ magnificent rainforests all around the world, from Palawan, the Philippines to the Brazilian Amazon.
Palm Oil Farmers – The Deforestation Devastation
Where We’ll Find Palm Oil And Why?
It’s everywhere. Much of the packaged food and some other products found on our supermarket shelves contain Palm Oil. Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil are found in a vast number of baked goods, such as cookies, bread and potato chips, as well as chocolate and milk (where it adds Vitamin A). It has also replaced Coconut as the main cooking oil, traditionally used in Indonesia as well as replacing Peanut Oil in Myanmar.
Palm Oil is also extensively used in toiletries and cosmetics to add foam or creaminess to the product. It is one of the key ingredients in the manufacturing of detergents, soaps, shampoos and some
You’ve probably seen the media reports about the Orangutangs’ habitation being destroyed. Palm Oil Plantations are now the leading suppliers for a global market that demands more of the tree’s versatile oil for cooking, cosmetics, and biofuel. But its appeal comes with significant costs. Palm Oil plantations often replace tropical forests, killing endangered species, uprooting local communities, and contributing to the release of climate-warming gases. The Orangutans that are displaced, often starve to death, are killed by plantation workers as pests, or die in the fires.
In 2015 in Indonesia, catastrophic fires raged through more than 2.5 million hectares of forest incinerating everything in its path. It was a massacre provoked by PALM OIL FARMERS.
Millions of animals, plants and wildlife were burned alive and it is highly probable that many species yet to be discovered may have been lost forever.
The Sun Bears Are Suffering
Many of the Sun Bears that inhabit the Indonesian forests were killed and countless others lost their territories. This is the only species of bear that lives in this forest and it is a vital link to the spreading of many plants. In recent years more than thirty
Sadly the devastating problem of fire has further, less obvious consequences. In 2015 these forest fires generated approximately 200,000 million tones of greenhouse gases; more than Germany or Japan produce in one year.
More than seventy
Despite the incredible and as yet unknown treasures contained in this environment, it is entirely possible that the whole thing may just go up in smoke.
Worldwide Products Containing Palm Oil
|Blue Bonnet Table
|Cadbury / Mars
|Crunch N‘ Munch
Crunchy Nut Clusters
|Girl Scout Cookies
|Harmony Premium Trail
|Heinz Baby Food
|Jell-O No Bake Homestyle
Cheese Cake Desert
|Knott‘s Berry Farm
|Lea & Perrins
|Little Debbie Snacks
|Marie Callender‘s Frozen Meals
|Mrs. Fields Cookies
|Newmans Own Organics
|Nissin Noodles / Ramen
|Pepperidge Farm Cookies
|Soy Milk (various)
|Sun Ridge Farms
| Maltesers /
| Palmers Cocoa
You’ll note that many of these products are not that healthy anyway, as quite a few brands of sweet / junk food contains Palm Oil.
Taking steps to eliminate these products from our diets will not only benefit the environment but our health too. So it’s a win:win!
Please help us save our beautiful planet and read your labels carefully.
Articles And Info.
You can read about which products contain Palm Oil here
You can read more about global deforestation here
About the danger our Orangutans are in here
And about Rainforest rescue here
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