This Week's challenge*

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  • More than half of packaged supermarket products contain palm oil.

  • 200+ different names are used for palm oil products. Eg. Palmate, Palmitate, Glyceryl, Stearic Acid, Palm Stearine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Kernelate.

  • 85% of palm oil comes from Malaysia and Indonesia, where land-use change emits 500 million tonnes of carbon (equivalent) every year! - 1.4% of global net emissions.

  • Large areas of rainforest have been destroyed for palm oil plantations - destroying our precious 'carbon sinks', impacting biodiversity and endangering animal species.

  • Look for Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification. A boycott would lead to alternatives being grown - which could lead to more destruction. Palm oil trees produce 4-10 times more oil per hectare than alternatives oils - soybean, coconut, rapeseed or sunflower.

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