Palm oil is an ingredient in thousands of products we use every day — shampoo, snack food, toothpaste, chocolate, detergent, breakfast cereals… In the nutshell, it is used in virtually everything (link 1, link 2). But palm oil means forest destruction.
Every year, thousands of hectares of Indonesian and Malaysian rainforest and peatlands — some of the most biodiverse regions on the planet, delivering 85% of the world’s palm oil — are being destroyed to make way for new palm oil plantations.
In just the last 20 years 90% of orangutan habitat has already been destroyed in the name of the cheaply produced palm oil. And it is not even healthy food. It is bad for the heart. And this is not to mention too many people of 3.5 milion working in that industry suffer sever human rights abuses.
BREAK ITS DESTRUCTIVE CYCLE!
Check the tag, if the products you are buying contain palm oil — DON’T BUY IT — this is the best way to reverse the damn cycle.