The Palm Oil Disaster

The Palm Oil Disaster

Global usage of palm oil has resulted in massive deforestation, hundreds of thousands of animal lives being lost (including 50000 orangutans) and the extinction of 9 kinds of palm tree.

“As consumers, we are largely unaware of these broader issues, yet our daily palm oil consumption also impacts our health: refined palm oil contains large amounts of harmful fatty acid esters that are known to damage DNA and cause cancer.

Alternative products you can buy without having to make your own food.

Growing your own palms and answers to common questions about palm oil. — Overview of deforestation and damage.

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