Which Everyday Products Contain Palm Oil?
You might not cook with it, but you almost certainly eat or use palm oil.
Palm oil is the most widely consumed vegetable oil on the planet, and it is in about half of all packaged products sold in the supermarket. While palm oil is the most efficient source of vegetable oil, its rapid expansion threatens some of the planet’s most important and sensitive habitats.
Palm oil grows in tropical rainforests, and the uncontrolled clearing of these forests for conventional palm oil plantations has led to widespread loss of these irreplaceable and biodiverse rich forests. Plantations have also been connected to the destruction of habitat of endangered species, including orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos.
It's Time to Peel Back the Label
How You Can Help
Most packaged products are labeled with their companies’ contact information. Call or write the company and urge them to use certified sustainable palm oil.