16 October 2008

5 Reasons to Stop Buying Products Made using Palm Oil

Want to make a difference and help save the Rainforest? Then stop buying products made using palm oil!

If you're not sure what exactly it is that's so bad about Palm Oil, you need to take a look at the list below (thanks Friends of the Earth):{{Potd/2004-12-5 (en)}}
  1. Demand for palm oil is the most significant cause of rainforest loss in Malaysia and Indonesia.
  2. Palm oil plantations destroy biodiversity and are associated with human rights violations and worker exploitation.
  3. The industry could drive the orang-utan to extinction within 12 years.
  4. In Indonesia, the area of land occupied by palm oil plantations has doubled in the last 10 years. This threatens species, such as the Orang-Utan & Sumatran Tiger, with extinction.
  5. Serious environmental pollution is associated with palm oil processing.
Palm Oil is found in a surprising number of everyday supermarket products. Everything from chocolate and bread, to lipstick and detergent.
So, take the time to be a conscious consumer and avoid supporting companies that support rainforest destruction!!

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