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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Palm Oil

Palm oil is destroying rainforests in Asia and Africa. It is used in many food and cosmetics. Please act now to prevent this destruction by looking at using products that are better for the environment, some of these can be found in the following link.

The warm, humid climate of the tropics offers perfect growth conditions for oil palms. Day after day, huge tracts of rainforest in Southeast Asia, Latin America and Africa are being bulldozed or torched to make room for more plantations, releasing vast amounts of carbon into the atmosphere. As a consequence, Indonesia – the world’s largest producer of palm oil – temporarily surpassed the United States in terms of greenhouse gas emissions in 2015. With their CO2 and methane emissions, palm oil-based biofuels actually have three times the climate impact of traditional fossil fuels.

Palm oil is high in fat which can lead to weight gain, heart problems, and other chronic disease, one tablespoon of palm oil has 120 calories and 13.6 grams of fat.

Palm oil is used in some lipstick as it holds colour well, doesn't melt at high temperatures, and has a smooth application and virtually no taste


Pizza dough
Palm oil is added to many frozen and fresh pizza to stop it from sticking together and to enhance texture.

author, Jon Sullivan

Instant Noodles
Palm Oil is up to 20% of the weight of a pack of some instant noodles.  It's used to pre-cook the noodles so that all you have to do is add hot water

Palm Oil is used as a conditioning agent that helps restore the natural oils of the hair that are stripped away by most shampoos

Tube, Shampoo, Empty, Cream, Container

Palm oil is used in margarine because it is solid at room temperatures and is free of trans fats.

Butter, Tub, Margarine, Article

Ice Cream
Palm oil makes ice cream smooth and creamy

Ice Cream, Cartoon, Ice, Food, Snack

Many products that use palm oil aren't clearly labeled.  Palm oil and its derivatives can appear under many names, including:

INGREDIENTS: Vegetable Oil, Vegetable Fat, Palm Kernel, Palm Kernel Oil, Palm Fruit Oil, Palmate, Palmitate, Palmolein, Glyceryl, Stearate, Stearic Acid, Elaeis Guineensis, Palmitic Acid, Palm Stearine, Palmitoyl Oxostearamide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-3, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Kernelate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Lauryl Lactylate/Sulphate, Hyrated Palm Glycerides, Etyl Palmitate, Octyl Palmitate, Palmityl Alcohol