A Simple Oil Change- Palm Oil’s History of Use and Misuse — The Frog Business Blog

By Urvi Kalra, Rainforest Alliance Marketing and Communications Intern When the average person thinks of a palm tree, it often conjures images of a beautiful beach, lush green leaves, and tranquility. What does not necessarily come to mind is the oil we derive from its fruit, where that oil is used as an ingredient, and […] via A Simple Oil Change- Palm Oil’s History of Use … Continue reading A Simple Oil Change- Palm Oil’s History of Use and Misuse — The Frog Business Blog

“Banned” Iceland advert raising awareness of palm oil to unprecedented levels

The perils of palm oil are getting widespread attention in the UK at present in an  unprecedented way. It follows the banning of supermarket chain Iceland’s Christmas advert from TV for being “too political”. The supermarket made a deal with Greenpeace to reuse an animated film that the environmental organisation had created about palm oil, for its 2018 festive commercial. The advert was released on … Continue reading “Banned” Iceland advert raising awareness of palm oil to unprecedented levels

Rang-Tan: Greenpeace launch animated story to raise awareness of the story of dirty palm oil

Greenpeace has hit out at big brands including Unilever, Nestlé and Mondelez for their role in deforestation for palm oil, by launching a powerful animation that shows how orangutans are being pushed to the brink of extinction due to the palm oil crisis. The short animation, voiced by English actress Dame Emma Thompson, tells the story of baby Rang-tan as she causes mischief in a little girl’s … Continue reading Rang-Tan: Greenpeace launch animated story to raise awareness of the story of dirty palm oil

How Norway learned to stop the use of palm oil in its products

Palm oil makes headlines throughout the world for the massive deforestation that is being caused by the industry. While globally people are now awakening to this fact, action is required on an international level the world over. One country that has taken all out action is Norway. Today, all food products in Norway are produced without palm oil or extremely negligible amounts of it. The move by … Continue reading How Norway learned to stop the use of palm oil in its products

Rudi Putra: Rainforest guardian fighting Sumatra’s illegal palm oil deforestation and saving the rhino

Indonesian biologist, Rudi Putra, is leading the fight against illegal oil palm deforestation and protecting the habitat of the critically endangered Sumatran rhino in northern Sumatra’s Leuser Ecosystem. Rudi Putra and his team identify plantations and poachers encroaching into the Gunung Leuser National Park, an area marked out by the Indonesian government as a conservation forest, protected by law from land conversion, and listed as a UNESCO … Continue reading Rudi Putra: Rainforest guardian fighting Sumatra’s illegal palm oil deforestation and saving the rhino

Shopping with a palm oil radar

Twiglets are usually up there on the menu when it comes to throwing a British “jolly”. These wheat-based, twig-shaped snacks have kept revellers munching at parties across generations – from kids’ birthday parties through to office parties. Flavoured using yeast extract, just like Marmite, you either like ’em or you dislike ’em. This iconic snack neither has an alternative – Jacob’s Twiglets are the only … Continue reading Shopping with a palm oil radar

Palm Oil Food Substitutes — Love Palm Oil?

Palm oil is ubiquitous, present in the soap and shampoo you use in the morning, to the instant noodles and pizza at lunch time… and we can’t forget the chocolate and ice cream midnight snacks! The list of products containing palm oil is endless. But avoiding palm oil (namely in your food) might be easier […] via PALM OIL FOOD SUBSTITUTES — Love Palm Oil? Continue reading Palm Oil Food Substitutes — Love Palm Oil?