What if we told you that a single ingredient contained in many of your favorite foods– palm oil– is wiping out rainforests all around the world, from Palawan, Philippines to the Brazilian Amazon? Palm oil is killing endangered species (orangutans being the most famous example) and destroying the livelihood of indigenous tribes. Would that be enough to convince you to stop using products with palm oil? Green living | Sustainable living | Palm oil free | Lifestyle tips - @greenglobaltrvl
SAY NO TO PALM OIL! The industry is linked to major issues such as deforestation, habitat degradation, climate change, animal cruelty and indigenous rights abuses in the countries where it is produced, as the land and forests must be cleared for the development of the oil palm plantations. SEE PALM-OIL FREE BRANDS HERE: http://www.selvabeat.com/palm-oil-free-brands
Glenn Hurowitz of Grist to the rescue. He wrote a great op-ed in the LA Times about the omnipresence of palm oil in everything from shampoo to cookies, finding rhino-killer in Oreos, Chewy Chips Ahoy!, Orville Redenbacher's popcorn, Hershey's Kisses "Hugs," Twix and more. And not just the mainstream stuff: it's in products from Burts Bees, Trader Joes, Whole Foods and other "green" sources.