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Palm Oil’s Dirty Secret: The Many Ingredient Names For Palm Oil Click to view full-size infographic Did you see the palm oil infographic we released today? I hope so! If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out. Were you shocked to find out that palm oil is in half of the products in your pantry? Yep, that’s right, palm oil is in roughly 50% of all packaged goods, from cookies, peanut butter, and breakfast cereal to cleaning products, laundry detergent, lipstick, and body lotion. Are you wondering how that’s possible, because you don’t see the words “palm oil” on many of the ingredient labels in your pantry? Here’s the scoop: Palm oil is often disguised, hidden behind many different ingredient names you probably don’t recognize when you go to your pantry or bathroom to check. To help you navigate these confusing waters and avoid unwittingly voting for rainforest destruction with your dollars, here is a partial list of other names for palm oil-derived ingredients:*

Etik – Crash Course om rätt och fel… När ni gick i åk 6 läste ni etik och moral. Jag är säker på att ni minns allting ni lärde er, men eftersom jag själv känner att en liten repetition vore på sin plats tänkte jag att vi startar upp vårterminen med en Crash Course – i etik och etiska modeller :) I vårt första arbetsområde under vårterminen kommer vi läsa religion, om sekter och olika livsåskådningar. Oavsett vilken religion vi tillhör så försöker religioner alltid lära oss om rätt och fel. Om hur vi ska vara och bete oss i olika situationer, och som ni vet så är den gyllene regeln i stort sett identisk oavsett vilken religion vi tillhör – Så som du vill att andra ska vara mot dig, ska du också vara mot dem… Men är det så lätt att alltid göra ”rätt” val i livet? Att alltid agera rätt i varje situation? Vad är ”rätt” och vad är ”fel” för dig? Hemma S – Se flippen S - Sammanfatta flippen med egna ord Skolan Alla: Vi går igenom viktiga begrepp (Här övar vi begreppsförmågan): - Etik - Moral - Värdestege Basgrupp: Enskild uppgift:

Life Without Palm Oil Palm Oil and How it threatens Orangutans Palm oil is derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree. The palm fruit yields both palm oil and palm kernel oil. Palm oil is extracted from the pulp of the fruit and is an edible oil used in food. Palm kernel oil is extracted from the seed of the fruit and is used in the manufacture of cosmetics. There are two main species of oil palm tree; Elaeis guineensis, native to West Africa and Elaeis oleifera, native to Central and South America. Palm oil plantations are the main driver for deforestation in Indonesia and Malaysia. What is The Orangutan Project's position on palm oil and the RSPO? The RSPO, in part, calls palm oil sustainable if produced from land cleared before 2005. What is the Threat to Orangutans? Palm oil is often cultivated in an unsustainable way, particularly in Indonesia and Malaysia. Environmental Impacts The United Nations Environment Programme has announced that palm oil plantations are now the leading cause of rainforest destruction in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Palm oil Fruit from the oil palm © Greenpeace/Solness Our consumption of palm oil is rocketing: compared to levels in 2000, demand is predicted to more than double by 2030 and to triple by 2050. Over 70 per cent ends up in food, but the biofuels industry is expanding rapidly. Indonesia already has 6 million hectares of oil palm plantations, but has plans for another 4 million by 2015 dedicated to biofuel production alone. Biodiesel fuelling palm oil expansion Commitments from various governments to increase the amount of biofuels being sold are pushing this rise in demand, because they're seen as an attractive quick fix to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But this phenomenal growth of the palm oil industry spells disaster for local communities, biodiversity, and climate change as palm plantations encroach further and further into forested areas. Much of the current and predicted expansion oil palm expansion in Indonesia is taking place on forested peatlands. Sustainable palm oil?

Say No To Palm Oil | Whats The Issue Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) CSPO represents the certification process where palm oil growers must commit to real credible sustainability standards through time-bound plans. There is an increasing demand for palm oil that is sustainably certified in Europe and North America, including big names such as Walmart, Unilever and Nestle. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) The RSPO is a multi-stakeholder organization that was founded in 2004 as a response to pressure from the negative attention the industry was getting for its environmental and social impacts. The Good: The RSPO is currently the best sustainability and social impact standard that exists around the palm oil industry. The Bad: One of the main criticisms of the RSPO standard is that it still permits planting of palm oil on peatlands and cleared secondary forests.

VIDEO: Say no to dirty palm oil Palm oil is a staple food for millions of people worldwide, and it is an ingredient or component of 50% of packaged consumer products, from chocolate, to biodiesel, to shampoo. As a commodity, its ubiquity, high yield, and versatility of uses make it virtually irreplaceable. In the US alone, imports of palm oil have increased by a factor of five in the last decade. However, some producers have sought to exploit the versatility and growing popularity of palm oil to make a quick buck. An excavator clears forest for oil palms near a national park in Indonesia. Indonesia’s forests have suffered the most from this shift toward dirty palm oil production. The Sumatran tiger is the smallest species of tiger. Thankfully, alternatives exist. Those companies responded because their customers demanded it. However some companies have still not gotten the message. Jason Schwartz Jason Schwartz is the editor of the EnvironmentaList.

Éléphants empoisonnés pour l'huile de palme Avec sa trompe, un éléphanteau tente en vain de réanimer sa mère gisant sur le sol. C'est la scène terrible à laquelle ont assité les gardes de la réserve de Gunung Rara Forest en Malaisie. Elle et 13 autres cadavres d'éléphants d'une même horde ont été retrouvés à proximité d'un camp de bûcherons et de plantations de palmiers à huile de l'entreprise publique Yayasan Sabah Group. Laurentius Ambu, directeur du département de la vie sauvage de l'État de Sabah soupçonne les éléphants d'avoir été empoisonnés : « Les éléphants ont mangé de la mort-aux-rats. La Malaisie continue de miser sur les bois tropicaux et l'huile de palme pour ses exportations. Pour l'expansion des plantations, les politiques sont en train de rendre possible la destruction des dernières forêts tropicales à Sabah et à Sarawak, synonyme, pour l'île de Bornéo, de la perte de son incroyable biodiversité, de ses espèces menacées comme le rhinocéros, le nasique et l'orang-outan. <h4>Contexte</h4> L'éléphant pygmée de Bornéo

Huile de palme : Danger ! L'huile de Palme est la moins chère du monde. Pour cette raison, elle est partout : prenez n'importe quel plat cuisiné, biscuit, margarine, pâtes à tartiner... il y a fort à parier que sur l'emballage vous trouverez la mention "huile végétale", ce qui signifie en réalité 'huile de palme", car si le produit était fait avec de l'huile d'olive ou de tournesol, inutile de vous dire que cela figurerait en clair sur l'étiquette! Or l'huile de palme est non seulement mauvaise pour la santé mais elle est la cause d'une véritable catastrophe écologique! 1) Où trouve-ton de l'huile de palme ? L'huile de palme est depuis peu l'huile la plus produite dans le monde, juste devant l'huile de soja. Enfin l'huile de palme est utilisée dans la production d'un carburant, le "bio diesel" (donc méfiance, tous les produits appelés "bio" ne le sont pas forcément !) L'huile de palme provient d'un arbre, le palmier à huile. 2) L'huile de palme n'est pas bonne pour la santé 4) Que faire ? Mais...

Would YOU Kill An Orangutan? Say NO to Palm Oil. | Controversial News, Controversial Current Events | Intentious Author: Lou A, March 31, 2013. English: Palm oil from Ghana with its natural dark color visible, 2 litres Español: Aceite de palma de Ghana con su color oscuro natural, 2 litros (Photo credit: Wikipedia) [Note: images in this article are disturbing] Are you guilty? I’m definitely an animal lover, but not an extreme animal activist: I am not vegan, nor vegetarian (aside from a brief dalliance as a child after watching ‘Babe’, proudly, for around a year and a half) as I love meat too much (and yes, I confess I was broken by a BigMac….), and I wear leather (perhaps naively assuming this is a by product of the red meat I’m eating), but I AM in favour of sustainable and cruelty free products. I do not support the fur trade, which I think is a diabolical excuse for fashion, nor do I buy eggs that are from battery hens. Do you eat biscuits? Do I sound like I’m overexaggerating? This image is a result directly caused by the palm oil industry. Copyright Stop Animal Torture – Facebook Photo Wrong.

'Palmed Off': Is Your Dinner Killing Orangutans? When I found Max, he couldn’t walk. He was disorientated and terrified, and the burns to his feet and body were severe. He was one of several hundred orangutans displaced by forest clearing outside Indonesia’s Tanjung Puting National Park in 2006. No more than one year old, Max had fought successfully against the trapping, hunting and forest clearing industries that endangered his short life. Palm oil monoculture is “palming” off orangutans in giant numbers, pushing the once abundant species closer than ever to extinction. These same scientists predict the species could be extinct by 2023. Deforestation forest fires—used as a method of land clearing for the construction or expansion of palm oil plantations—run a high risk of unmanageability and typically burn out of control in the often dry and dense conditions of Indonesia and Malaysia, irreversibly degrading the important habitats of tigers, elephants and endangered orangutans like Max. Palm Oil: The Other Kind of Oil Spill

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