Palm Oil

Ingredient Spotlight: Palm Oil

Conventionally harvested palm oil is VERY controversial in its use but is sadly found in thousands of household items. I can guarantee that every group member here could find it in their snack food, detergents, soaps, or cosmetics. It even has over 200 hidden names where it will be utilized:ย Https://

๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐ฅ๐ž๐ญโ€™๐ฌย ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š ๐ ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐ฎ๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐๐ฎ๐œ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ๐ฉ๐ข๐œ…

๐ŸŒดย โ€œDirty palmโ€ harvesting is the leading cause of destruction of our worldโ€™s precious rainforests. The removal of acres of rainforest threatens the rich biodiversity in these finely balanced ecosystems, along with the habitat of species such as the orangutan. In 1990 there were around 315,000 orangutans. Today it’s estimated that fewer than 50,000 exist in the wild, split into small groups with little chance of long-term survival. The orangutan is only one of a number of species facing extinction as a result of deforestation.

๐ŸŒดย In the tropics, tree roots anchor the soil. Deforestation removes this important structure, allowing heavy rains to wash away nutrient-rich soil. Crop yields begin to decline and farmers then have to use expensive fertilizers, which eat into their profits and further damage the environment

๐’๐จ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐›๐จ๐ฒ๐œ๐จ๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฉ๐š๐ฅ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง? ๐€๐›๐ฌ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ง๐จ๐ญ.

Sustainable agriculture is the ONLY way to maintain economic performance while halting the damage to the environment and farming communities. Supporting the production of sustainable palm oil is the way forward.


๐ŸŒด๐™€๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ง ๐™๐™Ž๐™‹๐™Š ๐˜พ๐™š๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™›๐™ž๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ๐ŸŒด

Palm oil is versatile, incredible for your skin, and the demand continues to rise. RSPO aims to transform markets to make sustainable palm the new normal.

โ€ขRSPO does NOT contribute to deforestation
โ€ขEvery dollar spent supporting RSPO palm fights against deforestation
โ€ขOther vegetable oil substitutes such as soybean, sunflower, and rapeseed contribute to FAR more deforestation because…
โ€ขPalm produces 4-10x MORE oil per unit of cultivated land
โ€ขSoybean farming has contributed more than double the amount of deforestation than palm
โ€ขPalm requires FAR less pesticides and fertilizers, allowing us to obtain the certified organic badge whereas every other substitute would not have made that possible
โ€ขSustainable palm harvesting has provided job opportunities to millions of families in Indonesia and Malaysia

๐๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ ๐ž.

๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฉ ๐Ž๐๐‹๐˜ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐ฅ๐ข๐ณ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐‘๐’๐๐Ž ๐‚๐ž๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐ž๐ ๐ฉ๐š๐ฅ๐ฆ. Youโ€™ll find this incredible ingredient in our new facial bars launching next week, and I am so proud of the new badge we bear with this certification.

Whole Foods is another great example of a company taking a stand for our environment by only allowing RSPO certified palm products!