Published on: April 28, 2022
While there is definitely a plethora of oils out there, palm oil is one of the most widely used and talked about vegetable oils in the world. The palm oil industry has been found guilty of the overexploitation of natural resources, deforestation, violations of human rights, and community conflict.
Many consumers are choosing to avoid palm oil at all costs. But is that really the best solution? Should we stay away from palm oil to reinforce our commitment to sustainability?
The short answer is NO, not when sustainable palm oil is an option.
“Palm oil can be grown for good, with supporting people, animals, and the environment,” Palm Done Right, an initiative that strives to promote the sustainable and ethical production and harvesting practices of palm oil, explained.
What does Fully Traceable, organic palm oil looks like? How can we as consumers help the local communities flourish with sustainable palm oil production?
First, we need to have a look at the US$ 50.6 billion industry’s environmental and humanitarian impact.organic palm oil, Palm Done Right, palm oil
Palm can be grown for good, bringing benefits to:
Together, we can influence change for: