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Why Say NO to Palm Oil?

palm oil free no palm oil sustainable cruelty free soap

Why Say NO to Palm Oil?

Palm oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the fruit of the African oil palm tree Elaeis oleifera.  This species of palm tree is farmed mainly in southeast asia and used in everyday foods, cosmetics, soaps and candles as a cheap bulk oil. Cookies, ice cream,  toothpaste, soap; it’s so pervasive in the products we use that it’s almost impossible to avoid using it.  The negative environmental impacts of this crop include carbon emissions, rainforest destruction and destabilization of rural communities. Palm oil is commonly used as a substitute for trans fats and many food manufacturers and fast-food chains have already made the switch.  Is palm oil going to be...

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