What is palm oil and why are we campaigning against it?
Most Americans have never heard of palm oil or the catastrophic impact American products that contain palm oil are having on humans, animals, and the environment. Palm oil is used in hundreds of American products including food, soaps, and cosmetics. The cost on the environment and global climate is devastating. Thousands of square miles of tropical rainforests in South East Asia are being illegally burned, animals driven to to the brink of extinction, and land stolen from people who have lived there for centuries. The death and destruction that result from our use of palm oil are unknown to most Americans.
Our mission at Palm Oil Consumer Action is to raise awareness with the American consumer regarding the impact our products have on the world and to encourage American corporations to be accountable and responsible if they choose to use palm oil. Simply put, we as consumers vote with our wallets and can decide whether sustainable practices are put into place or whether business goes on as usual and we write off nature for the sake of cheaper consumer goods.
Is all palm oil bad for the environment? Not necessarily. There are some companies that are using better practices but these are few and far in between. Palm oil producers have said that if we demand sustainable palm oil, it will happen so let's demand it now!
What you can do? Help us force change in the USA!
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