Is There Anything Coconut Can’t Fix? Sustainable Tropical Foods Benefit Climate

Published on: March 13, 2020

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Close your eyes for a moment and try to envision a world without coconut oil.

Just kidding! Don’t do that. Nobody wants to imagine a world without our favorite tropical foods—bananas, mangos—gasp—coffee! Wait, chocolate? No thank you. Learning about and purchasing sustainable tropical foods is a great way to ensure people will know the joys of piña colada smoothies and sea salt caramel lattes for generations to come.

It’s all about the rainforests

The tropical (equatorial) parts of our world are the front lines of our defense against climate change—they’re home to the majority of earth’s rainforests. Powered by the sun, enormous, majestic trees breathe in the world’s carbon dioxide, use and store the carbon, then breathe out oxygen. Since slowing climate change depends upon drawing more carbon out of our atmosphere as well as reducing emissions, protecting, managing and restoring rainforests is a vital part of any scenario in which we stop or reverse climate change.

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Why You Should Get Involved
with Palm Done Right

Palm can be grown for good, bringing benefits to:

  • Our planet, due to palm oil’s land efficiency.
  • Local communities, due to the economic development oil palm production creates.
  • Our market, due to palm oil’s versatility and functionality as an ingredient, lifting product quality and performance.

Together, we can influence change for:

  • Manufacturers that are still using conflict palm oil for their products.
  • Retailers that are still listing products that contain conflict palm oil.
  • Brokers and distributors that are still supplying their customers with products that contain conflict palm oil.
  • Shoppers that have the power to vote with their dollar.

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