Palm Oil: How You As A Consumer Can Make A Difference.

Palm Oil is found in many products at the supermarket. It makes crisps crispy and soap soapy. But what does it do to the environment and the animals that live there? 

Expansion of palm oil plantations in Malaysia and Indonesia has destroyed the habitats of orangutans and other endangered species. 

This video from the World Wildlife Fund combines some beautiful photography with information about the threat, and urges you to buy products with sustainable palm oil. 

A few years ago, I went to see the orangutans in East Malaysia and had to drive through miles of palm oil plantations to get to the small jungle area saved for them. Sad.

Video – How our consumer choices affect wildlife:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-1DQwaauwE&feature=player_embedded

Check out Care2 Issues – Environment and Animal Welfare

http://www.care2.com/causes/environment/

http://www.care2.com/causes/animal-welfare/

 

 

 

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