Found in everything from shampoo to donuts, palm oil is now the most common vegetable oil in the world—and also one of the world's leading deforestation drivers. You can seek out certified products (see our issues page), but what if you wanted to avoid palm oil completely? .... difficult, but not impossible...
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Palm oil is everywhere, but it's hard to find. It's most commonly labelled as ‘vegetable oil’. The great news is that in November 2016 the Victorian state government declared palm oil labelling a priority. This is a great step forward but the formal policy process to get palm oil on the label is still being negotiated. Ask your reps to take action in the upcoming ministerial forum on April 28, 2017.Zoos petition » NZ campaign vid »
In the World Wildlife Fund's “Unseen” trailer, we follow protagonist Jack Crawford who is just a normal guy before he discovers the truth — the truth about palm oil. Are your eyes as open as Jack’s? See which everyday products contain palm oil and how companies score with regard to certification in the links below.Everyday Products » WWF Scorecard » Scorecard 2016 »
The problem. "Palm oil is an ingredient in thousands of products we use every day. But palm oil has a dirty secret: forest destruction. Every year, thousands of hectares of Indonesian rainforest and peatlands - some of the most biodiverse regions on the planet - are being destroyed to make way for new palm oil plantations."Guardian Interactive » The Checkout » Years of Living Dangerously »
This 'deforestation-free' challenge includes DIY and palm oil free product options.
Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia list of palm oil free and CSPO products.
Phone app with barcode scanner showing palm oil status of everyday products.