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
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
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
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
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
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 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?
If only I had a penny for every alternative name palm oil can be listed under… When you go into the supermarket and read product labels (which you obviously do all the time) and find no ‘palm oil’ among the hundreds of ingredients, you may think you’re on to a winner… but don’t be fooled. […] via Alternative names for palm oil — Love Palm Oil? Continue reading Alternative names for palm oil — Love Palm Oil?
Palm oil is all over the shop quite literally, now the Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping App helps shoppers to shop with confidence knowing that no harm is done to the planet or wild orangutans. Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping App, produced by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, provides Colorado residents with the information they need to check if a product is “orangutan friendly” and Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil-certified. The App … Continue reading Apps: Sustainable Palm Oil Shopping
Put simply sustainable is about living in harmony with nature and the environment, and supporting its preservation. The term “sustainable” is often associated with “ethical”. Yet the two mean different things, and are often in direct conflict with one another. Take for example, the Bank of England considering plans to replace the animal fat in its new polymer bank notes to “appease” vegans and religious … Continue reading Is there any need for the use of palm oil in the production of bank notes?